This is a pattern she designed herself based on something she saw on my blog. I LOVE this quilt. It's very fun and I'm going to adapt it to perhaps make a pattern. The colors are stunning and it's fabric that she's been collecting for a couple of years. Thanks for the inspiration Katheleen!!!!
|Katheleen's quilt - DONE|
|Katheleen's second quilt - DONE|
And what did I get done? I'm amazed at how much I accomplished and how many things got checked off the list.
I was able to bind not one, not two, but THREE quilts. Yes - they are completely done with the machine on both sides, but that's OK for where these quilts are destined.
|Three quilts bound!|
While I have flourescent lighting in the studio, I find that there are dark spots, in particular where my sewing machine is currently set up. Oh - if I could afford to redo the lights! Well, instead of wishing that I had more lighting, I finally solved the problem by setting up a light.
|Ah - extra light|
|Where the light used to sit!|
But wait, there's more. I keep the Task Master pretty close to the sewing machine and SHE glared at me all day. She kept naggin, "it's great that you're doing stuff, but you had better finish all the TO DOs from the previous week or else!" OH alright! There were three things left from the previous week - don't worry, I'm going to explain how the Task Master works soon. You may be sorry if you start one!
|The Task Master (the orange book) watched me all day!!|
But I got myself in gear and I finished this Everyday Market Tote. Yep - there was maybe one hour left to go. Can you tell me why we leave these half finished or almost finished things???
|Everyday Market Tote bag - DONE|
|The matching pouch is done!|
Oh and check out this post as well with some variations on the zippered pouch!
|Using the tablet for following tutorials|
When I was tidying up last night before closing down, I noticed this on the sewing machine. Oh Oh - time for a new needle. Can you see why?
|A bit of a bend in that needle!|
I came across this while I was tidying up that messy table the other day - which I will show you what happened but not today. So what's in this box??? ONE completed fleece mitten (which I've worn! - what was on the other hand? who knows?) But those mittens would be welcome whilst standing in the freezing temperature at the dog park!
|The fleece mittens - well one fleece mitten and one partial mitten|
The embroidery patterns will go with the embroidery disks. The zippers will go in the zipper box, the three pieces of embroidered fleece? Have to find something to do with three pieces. The samples of fleece - I'll have to find a home for them. And I'm going to finish the mitten.
|A box of stuff|
|The almost completed second mitten|
I mean seriously? There is a basement full of stuff like this. An hour or two and the project would be done. What is my problem? So it's things like this that get assigned to The Task Master and then - well, you'll see what happens. There's a whole lot of yelling, kicking and screaming and it all works out!
I do have errands to do today, so I won't get nearly as much done, but honestly, I'm in my glory in that studio. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. But let's keep in mind, the length of my tunnel is probably equilavent to the length of the Chunnel! (23.5 miles in case you're wondering!)
On that note, I'm out of here. Don't forget that tomorrow is Motivational Monday. If you don't have that list of 12 UFOs done yet, you better have it written down by tomorrow. There's another assignment waiting for you. Remember, it all takes us one step closer to getting our quilting lives in order.
Have a super day!!!!
Congrats on all those finished bindings. That's great. I love doing binding on a machine. I've gotten really good at it and it looks great now that I have a lot of practice. Your bags look great too. It looks like you have had a great day.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ariane - awesome day! I'm slowing converting to the machine only binding, but it's simply because of time!Delete
I have that same mitten pattern! it is by far my favourite:)ReplyDelete
Shelly - are your mittens finished????Delete