I had a blast this weekend. No commitments which allowed me to have some flexibility in my schedule. Not only did I get to the quilt show on Saturday, but I had a long leisurely coffee with Diane on Sunday and we got caught up on all the latest news. It was great and she had the most amazing present for me EVER!!! I didn't have time to take a picture of it, but you will not believe it when you see it. That's for tomorrow.
Then I was back to working on my urgent quilt. Can't be too urgent since I didn't work that much on it, but I did get almost half of the center part prepped and sewn. That's great considering that it's a lot of improv - well sort of and so it takes a bit of time to put it together.
|My cutting station|
|And here are my scraps!|
As I was sewing, I was reminded of a fabric that I saw at Village Square Quilt shop yesterday. Hmm - that fabric would be perfect for the backing. They didn't answer the phone when I called, but Google said they were open on Sunday. I decided to head out so I could get the fabric. I drove all the way there in the pouring rain, only to find that they are now closed on Sunday! No worries! It was a fun drive despite the rain.
Now here's a question for you - has anyone seen the 2014 Row by Row fabric in any store lately? Not sure that I need/want any, but I have very little of it and I do want to make another quilt with the kits I got from 2014.
|Row by Row fabrics for 2014|
Then I picked up Sammy's ashes. That was the sad moment of the day - just when you think you are over the emotions, nope, all those memories and heartache came back. My poor sweet Little Sammy. I had a little moment in the parking lot.
Then a quick stop at Chapter's to peruse the magazines, then picked up groceries and I was back home.
Despite all those interruptions, I did manage to get a lot done in the quilting department and I have to say, it was nice to not have to rush.
And I could have worked faster perhaps, but I was working on three projects at the same time. I know - silly me. One was the ender and leader which is just squares and the other was a scrap quilt. Well, both of the extra ones are scrap quilts. I love scrap quilts and I'm trying to get as much of these two done as I can before my lecture in a couple of weeks.
|Bucket on the left for the scrap quilt, bucket on the right - pet mat filler|
I forgot to take a picture of the enders and leaders, but I'm making good progress through the big box of 1 1/2" squares. I may have to start pressing the seams soon so I can move to the next step which is making four patches.
And the really really good news of today? I managed to clear a lot of space in the office. Now, some of that was just repositioning things so not as much floor space was taken up, but I did manage to get some stuff sorted and cleared up. I must remember the 15 minutes every day for this month!
On that note - I'm out of here. Another crazy busy day and let's get started!
Have a super day!