ACK - I was already to sit down and blog yesterday morning when I had an early visitor for my class - yes - Sharon who is always late was ONE HOUR early. So we chatted (and I did applique prep) for an hour until the others arrived. When the class was over - I was busy with other things and forgot! Well I didn't exactly forget, but I figured if I miss one day it isn't the end of the world, but I felt very guilty!!!
On Saturday, I had the first of two classes for Misty Pines this weekend. However that meant that I still had to finish cutting the kits. Oh yes - nothing like leaving it until the last minute. I knew that I had the time so I wasn't worried about it.
Well I wasn't exactly finished cutting the kits but I had enough for the group that was coming Saturday. Since I had extra requests for the kits - I had to go back and cut a few more components for some of the fabrics.
|The bucket of fabric after I finished cutting the kits|
Labelling was the key word for the weekend.
Here is the labelling.................
|A block completed and labelled - do you see the label|
|The pin is the label|
|Flying geese - labelled|
I think you are getting the picture - labels are important!!!!
|Yvonne's little travel iron|
|This is Mary's prep station - can you see her labels?|
Not only were the colors very close, but some of the sizes were close as well. Mary even labelled the size of the pieces!!!
|Labelling the size!!!!!|
There were six in the class that day. Everyone went home with at least one of each of the five blocks done and many bits and pieces of other blocks. Yeah!!!!! I even managed to get a bit of mine done.
|My tree trunks - all labelled|
Back to the drawing board or should I say the cutting mat to get the last of the kits prepped. I had another five people on Sunday the LAST round of Misty Pines.
|Prepping the kits for Sunday's class|
In addition to cutting all the pieces - I made a fabric key for everyone. While it doesn't really show in this picture - some of those fabrics are VERY close in color and style. The fabric key was crucial.
|Cutting the last of the kits|
What can I say - I love to spread out. So I took up ALL the tables to get myself organized with the cutting. And can you see Pauline's Misty Pines in the background. It really is a beautiful quilt.
|Prepping the last of the kits|
|Kits prepped for Sunday class|
|Kits that are to be picked up|
Now here is the good news for TWO people. Due to an error on my part and one person cancelling, I have TWO kits leftover. If anyone is interested in purchasing one of the kits for $100 - let me know. These things are ready for you to sew!!!! Remember there are only two and there is not enough fabric to cut any more. This is it!
|Studio is ready for the group on Sunday morning|
While the group sewed yesterday, I prepped applique. When they left - I had spread out over two tables.
|My work area in the day|
Once everyone left and some people bought yardage for the backing and facing, I consolidated everything related to Misty Pines in the orange bucket. At last - everything fits in one place!!!!
|All things Misty Pines!!!!|
|Laundry basket - empty!!!!!!!|
On that note - it is off to work I go this morning. WAIT - I am not going to work today even though it is Monday. Nope - taking the day off and heading out to sew with the Monday Maniacs!!!! I'm so excited, I could barely sleep last night!!!!
Hope you enjoyed the journey with us and Misty Pines - all that is left is to see the finished quilts. I have more stories about yesterday - but will share them later this week. I'm off to the gym.
Have a great day!!!!!