Yesterday was the first day of the return of the Sit n Sew days! What an exciting day. In addition to that grand event, something very exciting happened and I get to share that with you today!
Last evening, I fell asleep on the couch and when I awoke hours later, I was revved to go and went to the studio to do some work. Oh boy - I'm revved up and what I'm going to do - well that will be shared with you this coming week. It's all about organizing as I was looking for something and I was determined to find it. However, I had to finally go back to bed, not finding what I was looking for. Read on to see what happened...............
First, I should mention that in the last couple of days, I finished a couple of customer quilts. I think you saw the purple one, well, I finished one more for the same customer. And funny the binding was also in the bag for this quilt. I guess that meant, she wanted me to sew it on.
|Customer quilt - DONE!|
|Ronda's stuff at my house!|
|Easy to apply the border when there is lots of room!|
|Binding number one - done!|
|Binding number two - done!|
I needed backing for two quilts and found this brand new bolt of fabric in the bolt stash! This was bought years ago!
|Bolt of fabric for backings|
|Half log cabin quilt top - DONE!|
|My UFO - DONE!|
|2nd half log cabin quilt top - DONE!|
|2nd log cabin quilt/top/binding/backing - DONE|
|The Ultimate Half Log Cabin Book by Sharyn Craig|
|Leftovers for another backing!|
|Leftover fabric - now in the appropriate stash bin|
|Border number one - DONE|
|Missing project box|
I don't have time for a recap of what's left on that UFO list, but a tad too many for my liking. I spent some more time last night looking for one more project and there was one that I didn't know what it was. Anyway - I'll recap later this week or maybe next week and see what still needs to be done for the year. I'm MOTIVATED to get this list done. I won't get everything done as I still have paperwork to do this week, but there is the week between Christmas and New Years. Never mind that I have seven quilts for magazines to be done! Four of them are small, two are partially made and one still has to be designed - but I know what I'm going to do!
So what did Helen Anne and Ronda get done? It was a super productive day for them as well. Helen Anne was working on a pattern by Laundry Basket quilts - Common Bride. She is making these blocks which are extremely time-consuming.
|Helen Anne's blocks for Common Brider|
|Piecing them by hand!!!|
Ronda was working on her PRISM squared quilt for which she had borrowed a ruler from me, but NOT the missing ruler. She got all the wedges together and the outer border (cut, sewn together and then sewn on!). It's stunning. This picture doesn't do justice to the brilliance of the colors.
It was a super day and I was so excited to get back into this great event. There are Sit n Sew days in Jan - April, but they are FULL. I'm still trying to get in touch with two people (Liz and Marlene - please e-mail me as I can't get your e-mails to work!).
A huge thanks to Helen Anne and Ronda for keeping me motivated all day. And a HUGE thanks for all the technology discussions. I need more days with these two as I learned a LOT. Of course, they cost me a LOT of money last night as well, but I'll tell you about that later.
And I'm getting back into hiking (thanks to Helen Anne for that!). Can't wait for the first really nice day to get out on the trails! I've got two goals - one for hiking and one for biking for 2018 and there's no time like NOW to start the training!
On that note, I'm out of here! I've got a busy week and a busy day!
Have a great day!