I had quite a bit of time off last week from grandkids and family but still, I didn’t accomplish as much as I hoped in the sewing department. I’ll tell you more about that later in tonight’s and tomorrow morning blog posts.
Here is what I did accomplish.
A family friend of ours has been learning to sew. She is 14 and came over for some advice. She had some 30’s print fabric that she got from her Grandma who passed away. She wanted to make a quilt. She had one 3-yard piece and I offered her some of the 30s print fabrics that all of you have gifted to me. (THANKS SO MUCH!!) We came up with a nine-patch design. She is crazy about sewing and is doing an awesome job. She sent me this picture.
MANY thanks to the blog readers who sent charm packs and a jelly roll. I passed them to her. THANKS for supporting a new quilter!!
You might remember that last week I told you that Kelli and had a sewing day. We were making string pieces.
I finished up the last few pieces we needed and then cleaned up the dining room table and carried it all back upstairs.
We sewed and sewed and it doesn’t… even look like we made a dent. Oh well.
Many thanks to blog reader Pauline for supplying the papers we used to make the string blocks.
I spent a lot of time looking for my Aftershokz headphones. I TOTALLY love these and use them all the time. I finally found them in my sewing room in a basket of stuff. UGH. I hate when I waste time because I didn’t keep track of something.
I got Gannon’s preschool quilt bound…I got pictures taken and will write a blog post about his quilt later this week.
I also got this one bound. I got pictures of this taken and hope to get a blog post written about it as well.
I did sew some more on my True Blue blocks. I actually filmed a “Sew with Jo” video while I sewed them. Kalissa has been working these last few days so hasn’t had a chance to edit it. Watch for that in the upcoming days.
I also did some ordering of fabric. You might remember that I plan to make unicorn quilts for our son Buck’s girls, Lucy and Lilly. Well, I needed some backing fabric so found this at Quilted Twins. You can find it HERE. I will make one of the girls have a pink backing and the other teal blue. It was only $6.99 a yard. I was happy about that.
I found more of the unicorn panel on Amazon. You can find it HERE.
Last week was a good week that wrapped up a lot of projects and got me headed in the right direction. School starts here for Carver tomorrow and Gannon starts a few days after. That should give me lots of time to sew being they are at school…but I do have a lot of outside projects I want to wrap up before the snow flies.
For those of us who live in a climate with four distinct seasons, it’s a challenge and push to work things in around snow. Thank goodness I have quilting that will take up much of the winter.
That’s it for this week. What have you been busy working on??