If you can't get excited about quilting this time of year,
maybe you should check your pulse. Are you alive??
No mojo issues allowed among all the colors of fall!
I should have lots to share on that next week but
today I'm keeping it short (ahem) as I link up to
First, it's time fess up on the fabric tracking issue.
It was not that long ago that I was blissfully in the
negative, getting things used up.
Enter the busy months, a shop hop, store closings...
And just like that I found myself "up" over 46 yards.
Today I'm sitting at a +37. Sigh.
And do you want some real brutal honesty?
I've added over 144 yds of fabric this year.
That is just more nuts than a squirrel in fall.
Some gifted and/or won but mostly purchased.
This is no problem if I just use more than I buy
which is the only reason I track fabric
(only what goes in and what goes out).
Oh if time would just allow me to get in that
sewing room more, the stuff I would be making!
(More on that next week, too.)
Last week my major to-do was to work on
my current [unnamed] fall quilt. I made it
as far as getting it into one piece and the
adding on the first border.
Aaaand then had to set it aside. Again.
(Maybe I should name it "Set Aside"?)
When you've been quilting long enough, it's rare that
anyone in your life still needs a quilt but here I am
in the happy position of needing to supply my
grandkids with quilts for their new-to-them beds.
So, "Set Aside" was, ahem, set aside and I'm now
working on the first of two twin-sized quilts.
Moda's "Goldenrod" by One Canoe Two
I've been making great progress but there seems
to have been a little, ahem, misfiguring on my part...
Well, more fabric is on the way.
This was probably not the best time for me to finally
(after 4 years) take my long arm in for a tune-up
but I guess I like to live on the edge. I've been assured
(ahem) a short 1-2 week turn-around, though, so I'm
going to focus on completing the tops and things
will time nicely. I'm just sure of it. (Ahem...)
So my to-do's for next week:
*Finish "Gwynnie's Goldenrod" top
*Choose Jonah's pattern and fabrics
*Set Aside will just stay set aside
(I'm not really naming it that, btw!)
Go show your machine some love!
Happy fall quilting!