The main thing I am working on right now is to not go crazy with all the things we have going on.
Scheduled for this month Kelli and I have:
3-Magazine quilts that need to be started and finished
2- family gift quilts that are started (I really want a third but I don’t see that happening)
1-Moda Bake Shop Quilt
Close on the house and start work on it
Get our son, Buck and Jen married
Go to a family reunion
Move Kalissa to college
Attend a BIG long overdue anniversary celebration
Luckily the Double Wedding Ring quilt got finished this weekend. I have to trim threads yet. Stop by Friday and I’ll show it off as my Friday Finish.
In light of the schedule Hubby and I opted to nix our vacation weekend at the big antique fair in Oronocco, Minnesota that we always go to. I am honestly okay with that…I’ll miss it but I want to work in the house.
Kelli and I did MARATHON sewing on Saturday and have one of the family gift quilts on the quilting frame…
Kelli had the center of this sewn. We just put the last borders on it on Saturday, got a back for it and loaded it.
….and we have the other just needing borders.
This one was on my UFO pile. I had the 12 sampler blocks done but Kelli and I pounded out the rest Saturday. She cut and ironed. I sewed. Boy, sewing is fast when it works that way. We made all the setting triangle pieces and chain blocks plus we sewed them all together. I have a couple more borders to add yet but it’s within reach of getting finished.
We also got the borders put on the Moda Bake Shop quilt. So even though our list is daunting, I think we’ll be able to do it as long as everything goes smoothly.
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You have a lot going on in the next month! If you get a chance, and are inclined to do so, would you please comment as to how you made the chain blocks for the sampler quilt. For the 6 center blocks did you make 9-patch blocks and sew 4 together? Or are the dark background longer strips with the pink and teal blocks on the ends? Thanks.
Whoa!! Time to make a priority list for each and every day, but this week, focus on the fun things of the wedding! Congrats on getting a new member into the Kramer family!!
That is quite the “to do” list! Wishing you good luck … you sure work well as a team!
Sounds as though you have a plan to get through the next month! The sampler quilt setting is very effective. (Too often sampler blocks are so unrelated (color density, ‘pieciness,’ etc. The chain alternate blocks provide visual unity.
What a team!! When you work together like that you can accomplish anything!! Good luck…and have fun!!
I really like how your alternating blocks form a sashing of squares on point. Great job!
I was doing ok until you got to the “close on the house” and “work on it” part. Then you added get the kids married. Oh, my, your August is full. I think I’ll go take a nap. ;-)
I am working on a gift quilt for my nieces wedding. I’ll be free motion quilting it on one of my regular machines, I don’t have a long arm… so it’ll take a lot to get that done by Sept.8th.
WOW! I am just tired reading what you need to do. Good luck, I know you will get it done.