Let's face it - I work to deadlines. The quilt that I quilted on Friday was to be picked up on Saturday. It's for publication so I'm not sharing at this time. So after my meeting yesterday, my plan was to put the binding on. I received an e-mail that she wasn't coming because of the weather. Guess what? I didn't put the binding on! Well - I didn't put it on yesterday, but it's on now and technically that's finish number TEN for the year.
When I went to look at my list of finishes for the year, the last entry was January 23 and what have I done since then? Oh yes - I finished the Charity Challenge quilt for Quiltcon - so that's ten so far and I have to finish one more today.
And what did I do with the rest of the day? I had loads of plans, but I decided to take it easy and I read through some magazines and did a bit of handwork which I hope to share with you tomorrow.
But I'm already trying to make up for the time I "wasted" yesterday. The next customer quilt is loaded on the longarm and like I said, that binding is on that big quilt. Yeah! I have a few plans for today - it was supposed to be a Sit n Sew day but with freezing rain in the forecast, it was postponed by a week. So I'm going to be in the studio and pretend that everyone is there!
It's time to share the final pictures from the Quilter's Patch class.
This quilt is from the book by Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts). It's a really good book with lots of techniques so if you want to learn a whole bunch of different techniques - it's a great one, but there is a LOT of work in this quilt.
We didn't have that great of a turnout at the last class, but here's what we saw.
Joy wasn't at the final class, but she sent me a picture. Notice that she added extra flowers in that empty space between the butterflies at the top.
|Bottom half of Jennifer's quilt|
|Top half of Jennifer's quilt|
She pieced some extra butterflies into the top border. I like that and those butterflies are simple to make. I might steal that idea from her. And I really like the bird feeder, but I also like the rake.
|Butterflies in the extra space|
Here are a couple of close-ups of the vine in Jennifer's flower border along the right side. It's not attached to her quilt yet. I think I mentioned this before, but that hand embroidery is amazing. She used up a bunch of different shades of green floss. When one ran out, she chose another and she blended them together. So as she stitched, she had two or more different colors in the needle.
|Jennifer's hand embroidery|
|More of Jennifer's hand embroidery|
Some other people chose to make a different animal than the pieced cat. I'm not sure who did this block.
|Cute little doggie|
|Lexi and Murphy|
Here's a thimble quilt by Jennifer. I'm not sure if she cut these using a template, by hand or with a die cut, but this is one that's on my list of quilts to make. I love it!
|Jennifer's thimble quilt|
|Blue and white modern quilt|
|Shelly and the zippered pouch|
|Cantik Batik mystery quilt - Canadian version|
|Detail of block for the Canada quilt|
|The back of the blocks|
I'm back in from shoveling the driveway. How many days in a row does that make it now? At least I don't have to worry about building up my upper body strength! I feel like I could arm wrestle a Sumo wrestler. Just kidding - at the moment, my arms are a tad fatigued.
I made it to the gym yesterday for my weigh-in for the start of the 60-day challenge. I'm ready. Got my goals set and I just have to work out my schedule to get my butt there 4 times a week. It's doable - hey - I gave up that darn refined sugar cold turkey so I know I can do this!
And now I'm off to the studio with my imaginary friends to sew all day!!
Have a super day!