I’ve had a busy week, plus I felt sick in the middle of it…plus, I have a puppy. I think the only thing I need to explain why I didn’t get much done is “I have a puppy”. Oh my, that pup is a handful and isn’t very good at settling done. no worries..I love her but miss Ruby’s calmness.
I started another baby quilt with leftover bonus triangles a blog reader sent me. I should have designed it differently to use up more of the triangles, but maybe more triangle action will happen in the borders. We’ll see.
I only have a few blocks done…enough to putz on.
I started getting Kayla’s baby quilt cut out. It’s slow cutting as each has to be done individually. There is no speedy way to cut. That’s okay but it does take longer.
I also am refusing to leave scraps as I am making this so I am cutting rectangles with the leftovers. I’m finding that one regular sleeve of both white and black will make one block. It also leaves me with a few leftovers for extra blocks…see?
I have a calendar that is already filling up for 2020 with occasions that I make quilts for so at some point, all of these can be sewn together into a simple quilt just alternating blocks and I’ll gift it. I can see it with some straight line quilting…That sounds simple, affordable and it’s a bit of more modern look which I think is pretty popular.
I did get the extra clue #6 done. That’s the one that was given on New Year’s Day. I have the #7 clue cut out but that’s as far as I got.
I hate to be a grump but I have to say, I’m ready for the mystery to be done. I’ve lost me steam and umf to work on it. I so hope I can get a little more ambition to work on it as honestly, I’m starting to be afraid that it’s going to end up in a UFO box. I don’t know what it is, but with the last few “more in depth” clues that have us bundling and unbundling things we’ve sewn, have got me dragging. I really don’t want it to end up in the UFO box as one of my goals for the year was to finish this right away.
BUT…I am sidetracked on this. Well actually this has to move front and center. Just a day before Christmas I got a notice about a project we had submitted some time ago. They like the project but wanted to resize it.
Then Christmas hit and people were in and out of the office. We refigured yardage and redrew the design. Then instead of a table topper they said how about reworking it again and lets do a table runner.
Hmm. Yes, we can do that but Kelli was working so another delay….then we got everything okayed…so we sent an email to get the fabric from Moda. AHH-again, people out of the office. I haven’t heard back about getting the fabric and the deadline is fast approaching.
So, when I was in Rochester on Saturday I stopped at the quilt shop thinking, crap…I have to get some fabric and will just buy it. They didn’t have what I needed. So…Sunday I was in Decorah and thankfully the quilt shop was open. I ended up getting this Grunge Dot fabric.
What I didn’t tell you all is that the project needs to be at the publishers office by the 19th of this month!!!!!!!!!!!! Thankfully it’s small and I work relatively fast. SO…everything else is on hold until this is done.
All of that is VERY hard with a puppy. I feel bad putting her in the kennel during non-childcare hours but she’ll be okay. I take breaks and let her out and play…She definitely can’t be trusted on her own…oh me, oh my. No. She’s such a handful. I love her but she is putting a cramp in my sewing schedule for now. I keep asking myself if she’ll be calmer in six months??
So…if you’re looking for me, I’m likely either playing with a puppy or working on this table runner…wishing I was working on the baby quilt as the baby’s due date is fast approaching too.