If you read my Friday post telling you about my crazy week, you probably already guessed that I didn’t get a lot of sewing done. Read that post HERE if you missed it.
I had a few minutes on Saturday and did a little embroidery floss organization. It was one of those things I really shouldn’t have started as didn’t have enough time to finish it so…I had to put it all away before I was finished.
At the start of the week, I thought I needed 14 more Makers Market blocks. Saturday I worked really hard after I got home from a day with Kalissa (more on that in tonight’s post) and thought I had them all finished. I just love these blocks, don’t you?
I thought that I was able to finish them all but rather than count the blocks, I decided that I would start sewing them together in rows. If I needed more in the end, I’d just make more.
Well, darn it. I got all of the blocks sewn into rows only to find I was four blocks short. Luckily had more blocks cut out so I started the last four. About then it was getting late and if I was going to get any cross stitch time, I needed to call it quits for the night.
Sunday morning I was up and in the sewing room. That’s when I realized I might as well stop sewing the Markers Market quilt blocks and focus on finishing Karl’s quilt. I had the backing loaded on the frame and I’ve made a rule. If the backing is one the frame, it doesn’t come off unless it’s quilted. So…I loaded the quilt top for Karl.
Then took a break to go to church.
The rest of my Sunday was filled with working on this quilt…
The minute it was done I went right to binding it.
Happily, it’s done! I didn’t get everything together for a blog post to show it to you but it is done!! YAHOO!!
Starting this morning I am back full speed ahead on the Markers Market quilt. I almost have the rows together. If I have a good week, I’ll have it together and finished by this time next week…but who knows. I’m not going to count my chickens.
I was really excited that so many of you said you were going to cave to the pressure and buy this quilt book: Scrap School: 12 All-New Designs from Amazing Quilters put together by Lissa Alexander.
I reviewed it on Saturday, find that HERE if you missed it, and said you are welcome to sew along with me and as I make several of these quilts. I’ve paged through the book many evenings before bed wondering which I should make first. I still can’t decide…but as soon as I finish up the Makers Market quilt, I’m starting one of these for sure. I’m so excited!!
That’s all from me on the quilting front…