Happy Tuesday once again!
for anyone who likes to share our progress and plans
for the week to come. Please head over there to check out
the other to-do'ers when you're done here.
My list from last week
1) Piece QOV blocks
These two charity blocks for guild provided a nice
little squirrel project. They were also great for
trying out a new-to-me product.
I use spray starch when working on minis but I don't
like the way it gets everywhere (aerosol) so that's really
the only time I use it. Reading another quilter's account
of how she uses stabilizer finally had me convinced
to try it out as a better option and I'm now sold.
One, you can water it down to the strength you want
and two, it's a spray bottle instead of that aerosol.
I wish I'd tried this sooner because I just really
like how well everything went together.
(Update: product is "Terial Magic")
2) Quilt sister's Irish Chain
I finally finished my first quilt on the new longarm.
After loading it sideways, did I have enough backing?
Yep, with less than an inch to spare!
This first practice quilt has given me a decent amount
of confidence. I'm not there yet at all, but the overall
picture--stepping back from the quilt--looks quite
pretty. When I take into consideration that this is
likely the hardest pantograph I've done yet, I think
perhaps I'm not that far off from being back to the
skill-level I was at with my old LA.
3) Sew on Blue Waves
Still sewing away on those tons of HST's but with
breaks to piece up a few blocks here and there to
break the monotony. I've also been snipping
"ears" in the eves while watching tv.
(Anyone else watching the new series on Julia Child?)
4) Finish gardening: cardboard/weedblock and mulch
Done. As much as possible anyway.
I still have half the peppers to cover but I ran out of
(Guess I need to buy some stuff online...like fabric!)
Looking ahead at next week
It's probably a good thing there is so much rain
in this week's forecast because those 4 rounds of
golf last week really cut into my sewing time!
(But it's so fun!)
(But it's so fun!)
With that in mind, I think I can get two whole tops
quilted up and keep at my current WIP.
1) Quilt the guild charity quilt
2) Continue on with Blue Waves
3) Load my sister's second quilt
I'm keeping it quick I guess this week so that's all I got.
Okay, I'll be honest--I'm heading out for an early 18 holes!