When we left our super-sewist last week,
her last words were something along the
lines of, "Kill it."
A bit dramatic? I'm not sure I killed it but I think
I got a good amount done. Hubs and the cadet
went up to Omaha to see the other son and
to take in some College World Series games so
for the better part of three days, I had my own
little sewing retreat.
I pulled out my little tv and listen-watched John Adams
while I got my entire Positivity Quilt #1 top put together
and cut out my second. I admit to dreams of finishing
the second top but sheesh, where did the time go?
The To-Do's that Got Done:
West Point Quilt(s): Choose design and pull fabrics
A little done here. I've found a few designs to consider
including a third plus quilt if it works with the fabrics.
That is kind of the rub with this one: trying to work
in the West Point prints. But not sure I'd want to do
three of the same right in a row.
Start piecing; work on post for link-up
Maybe hit fabric store for Poz #2
On Poz #1: Entire top completed!
Block link up post here. I've also posted
I have my backing cut but not sewn together.
I keep saying these are prettier in real life but
it's cloudy and rainy so I can't get a good pic.
Poz #2: All cut out and piecing started.
I'm making due with what I have (no shopping).
I want to get more blocks done before I reveal my
little "extra" on this quilt. Nothing super-intriguing
but I am liking how pretty it's looking. As with the
other, I can't wait to get this into proper lighting!
Gardening: Buy ladybugs.
Not done (maybe today?).
Not done (maybe today?).
I've already lost one of my spaghetti squash
plants to vine borers; a zucchini is on its way out.
The irony here is that I think these dumb wasps
are actually eating the squash bug eggs & babies?
Just a thought--I haven't seen any since last week.
Now for some Fabric Tracking:
To translate and summarize my blurry screen-shot:
Over the last few weeks, I've purchased 13.5 yds
but I've used up 13.9 yds so I'm hanging in there,
still in the negative. Killin' it? Not exactly but,
Above, the latest purchases and yard amounts.
Already put the blacks to use in Poz quilt #2.
I have a "July Goals" post coming but basically, it's
the usual Fourth of July celebrating but with an
extra guest--always a good excuse to do what needs
to be done anyway, and that is clean this house.
I've been avoiding it way too long.
I still hope to make a dent in all of these as well:
West Point Quilt
Finalize & pick fabric
Positivity Quilt #1:
Choose panto, load up on frame; figure out a name.
Positivity Quilt #2
Finish blocks and begin piecing.
Lots of garden work on the to-do's this week.
Outside of weeding the pathways, it's mostly fun
but trying to get to it will be tricky since we've been
getting lots of rain. (No complaints there!)
Happy Fourth of July and happy quilting!
Linking up to Chris Knits Tuesday To-Do