My focus over the last few days was to get 2 projects done. So, puttering about my studio has been the task at hand. Today, we head back to Massachusetts for a few days,
robbing me preventing me from working on some projects. Sometimes I sew there, but more often than not, there is always a lot more running around than I expect.
Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts is coordinating this Positivity QAL with Bernie at Needle and Foot. The quilts will go to Mercyful Quilts, and I am thrilled to participate. Preeti set a goal of 24 blocks by this week. Now, of course I did 3 weeks worth of work in one week – it is just the way I roll with some of these projects. I made a few on a friends block Friday, did some more yesterday and today – I was able to finish 20. As I looked at them, the quilt seemed as though it would be pretty boring! So, what’s a quilter do?
Electric Quilt 8 to the rescue. The simplest, and most appealing, option will be to do fewer blocks, and add a border. My quilt will be 50 x 70; it’s what I can easily quilt on Tabitha, my Handiquilter Simply Sixteen. I will need a little less than a yard to make it like this picture. I could probably
For the last hour or so, I was confused about not having 24 blocks, as I thought I had cut a few more blocks out. But, inevitably, working on 2 projects at one time makes a mess, and couldn’t find them. However, my best practice is that I put some order to the studio before we leave. Lo and behold, they appeared! I could finish them today, but I have one other project on my list, that I need to get done before I sew again.
Now, on to my second accomplishment for the week when I was making this lovely bag. The project is from Kimberbell and I really like the way it turned out. It was pretty easy to make this project, with only one unexpected event (the upper part of the bag got caught and I had to redo a section). So, all in all, I am feel fairly comfortable with these kinds of projects and I intend to begin making some labels, something I really want to do.
I am linking up with Patti of Elm Street Quilts, to declare my OMG finished! It always feels good to get the monthly project done, and like many months, I try to do a project that has been “hanging around” the studio for awhile.
As for what is coming up, I will declare a goal for July, but 1/3 of the month is filled with company or a trip, so it will probably be a small one. Also, watch for post links on the Destination QAL; which I will be hosting the last 4 weeks (late Aug-Sept).
Coming Up on the Blog:
12″ House Block/s
Destination QAL – 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 and 7/27
Tips and Tutorials on the 22 – 7/22