You might remember last week that I had two projects that I was working hard on…well, both of them are tops. Now I’m this far….
There is a one made with Moda’s Cider fabric line and is slated to be published with American Patchwork and Quilting. There is the black and white striped one that I’m not sure what is happening with that for sure. I’ll make a decision on it once it’s finished. Also out on the frame is another quilt that will be published in American Patchwork and Quilting. My Sunday job was to get backings together for them all…and this week’s job, machine quilting them all and get some binding done too.
I have three of the grandkids today so I won’t get much done…maybe I’ll get the backs and one top ironed over naptime. The goal is to get at least one of them ironed so I can pop one on the frame right away Tuesday morning.
Sadly, that’s about as much as you’ll likely see of these quilts….well maybe I’ll do a sneak peek. We’ll see.
Besides all that, another quilt was submitted to Quilter’s World Magazine this week and that will be going to them for the summer 2021 magazine. It was a busy week working on submissions. Yep, that’s how far ahead we are sometimes working. It’s okay…I actually prefer it that way. I sew a summer quilt now while I’m in the “summer mode” and it’s published next summer. If it’s not that way, then I’m sewing a Halloween quilt in January…and that’s not as fun. Although I did do that once. It was for this quilt… read more about that quilt HERE.
With some projects moving out…others are finding room. One of the reasons I haven’t done a big reveal of my sewing room now that it’s more organized is… that I’m frustrated that all of my UFOs don’t fit in my cabinet. I have to finish a bit more and then they will. As each one becomes a top, I can put one in the cabinet.
The black and white one is a top so….
Time to pull that sticker and put a different UFO in there. What’s going in? My Frolic Mystery quilt leftovers. I raided them for my Unity quilt…but then some blog readers sent me their leftovers. So, I have enough for a tote….I want to do something with them at some point.
I had some space in the cabinet as the black and white one is a top and I pulled the other #5 quilt for the Dirty Dozen Challenge, Bargello in Plaid.
I previously made a Bargello in Plaid quilt and loved it…but gifted it. Read about it HERE.
Well I’m excited to be sewing another. It’s such a fun quilt and easy to make…if you have the pattern. UGH. The pattern is in Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails Book One. I own the book as obviously, I made the quilt…BUT…I couldn’t find my book anywhere. It’s likely in my bedroom mixed in with a bunch of magazines.
I started sewing on my UFO but then couldn’t remember the details. I ended up messaging my friend Connie and asked her if she could find her copy and help me with the details. HA!! She was a great help…so I’m back to sewing the quilt. I likely won’t be finished by the end of the month but I’m going to be happy with whatever progress I get.
I’ve started so that’s further than I was…right?!
Being this is for the challenge, when August rolls around and a new challenge number is selected, I’ll do that project and then if there’s more time in August, I’ll come back to this. I’d love to get it finished.
Ooops…I just went down a rabbit trail….back to my UFO cabinet and putting my Frolic/Unity leftovers away….I had empty space as the UFOs went out….
So the leftovers went in….YAHOO…one more thing in a cabinet and out of the way.
I’m taking that as progress!
…and a Rosie story to close this morning’s post…
While I was working on the quilt tops one day this week I looked down to see this…Rosie had pulled the insoles out of my canvas slip ons and was chewing on them. UGH. She’s really been good lately so I was a little surprised. Those shoes sit by the sewing machine 90% of the time I’m sewing as I’m one who sews barefoot (or stocking footed in the Winter) She’s never chewed on them before.
Curious minds want to know…do you sew with or without shoes on?? I’ve been to retreats and am always curious to see how many kick off their shoes before they settle in.