The last time I updated you on what I was working on I was talking lots about the Halloween quilt that has a deadline. I had showed you that I had one finished block as a test block and was working on more.
I’m happy to say the quilt is top.
I more or less started the Saturday before and finished it up this Saturday. Admittedly due to covid scares, I had most of Tuesday off from childcare. I had kids Tuesday afternoon and the other days. I was up early each of the days and sewed for a half-hour before starting childcare.
This Saturday I told myself I was staying in the sewing room until it was finished. I was in a power sewing mood so it worked out well.
Rosie was so bored with the whole process. She wanted to be on the couch snuggling and cross-stitching instead. She’s gotten so she really loves cross-stitch time.
Here the quilt is only a center. Doesn’t it look great?! I added the outer borders after this. I don’t think I’m going to show you it finished. Let’s wait and have a little anticipation.
I didn’t cut the quilt out all at once as I wanted to sneak as much different fabric from all of you into the quilt as I could.
All week long packages still came. I had anywhere from 5-12 all week long. I can’t thank you all enough. You are all so sweet to me.
I think I have enough to make about 10 more quilts. No joke!! Trust me, this won’t be the last Halloween quilt I make!! Thank you, thank you.
You would think with all of that sewing that I wouldn’t have gotten anything else done…wrong. I got some cross-stitch done but I’ll save that show another day…and I got made some progress on this…My Holy Toledo quilt. Last week I had the border pieces cut out.
This week they are all sewn and ironed.
This week I also had this UFO in my laundry room. One day over naptime I pinned the pieces together. That night I sewed it together. Then next naptime I pinned the row to the main part. It’s not fun sewing that way and it’s slow, but it does make for a little progress. I’m hoping to add another row this week. We’ll see. I’m tired of this UFO and just want it done.
It’s a lovely quilt… I’m just not in love with it as I was before and I don’t want to pack it away just to pull it out again.
I have today off for Martin Luther King Jr Day. My childcare moms work at the bank and it’s closed plus, Kalissa’s family is still in quarantine.
I’m hoping to get the backing made for the Halloween quilt and maybe get that through the quilting machine. I’m not sure about a quilting motif to use. Hopefully, something will come to me.
I have a piece of great fabric for the back. I just love it!! I’ll have to do some piecing but that’s okay.
After that, I think I’m going to work on the Holy Toledo quilt. I’d like to get that all together as a top. I’m tired of that being in pieces so time to get it into a top.
If I have any more time this week, I’ll start sewing the Christmas quilt. The fabric I need was delivered from Moda. Yahoo!! Grunge it will be.
There are so many projects to do and I’m thankful to have them all…but I really want to take a day and tackle some of the little things around the house. Maybe I’ll do that Thursday morning. I have the day off as I have doctor appointments in the afternoon. Hmm. That might be a good idea.
Watch my Instagram account. I’m sure I’ll show a sneak peek of the quilt on the machine sometime this week. I’m jo_joscountryjunction if you want to follow me there.