WOWZA!! I was a crazy fool working in the sewing room this week. I think I was in a mood that I wanted to get lots done as I know I’ll be gone several days this week and won’t get much done this week. I always feel bad when I don’t get much sewing done. I just love sewing…
Anyway, here’s what I was up to. Last week I told you that I got the Tea Party quilt loaded on the longarm.
I got the longarming on it done. Here it is rolled off the frame.
I actually got it bound too but haven’t had time to take pictures. You can see Sadie in the picture. She went to her furever home on Sunday. I’m currently dogless except for my own dogs.
After that was off the frame I decided I wanted to keep the momentum going and get another quilt on the frame. I have three of my own all here waiting for me to give them some attention…but I opted to work on the Frolic UFO instead.
I worked really hard with the hope that I might get it into a top…
…and I did get the pieces into a top. YAHOO!!
If you remember I am not a fan of sewing on point quilts together and this girl was on point.
I decided to take it directly to my cutting table at this point. I am TERRIBLE at stopping right here because I hate trimming edges like this. It’s for sure my least favorite part of making a quilt.
There I had it. It was a trimmed center.
I almost quit there but I didn’t. I wanted it done and finished. YAHOO!!!
I almost stopped there but nope. I loaded it on the frame and did the longarming. I even bound it but again, I didn’t get pictures of the finished quilt yet.
Those UFO quilts are getting done. YAHOO!!
I was even a good girl and put away all of the leftovers. If you remember the Frolic quilt had a lot of leftover pieces. I added these to what I already had. I had a couple of blog readers tell me that they were going to send me more of their leftovers…FUN!! I’ll add theirs to mine and hopefully, I can come up with another great quilt design.
From there I thought my momentum in the sewing room would come to a screeching halt. I got grandkids on Thursday and they were staying overnight until Sunday.
But the stars aligned and I was able to get a few more things done with much thanks to Karl, my son. Friday morning I needed to get the wiener dog foster that was here to the vet. The dogs have to be at the office by 7 am. I didn’t want to get the kids up that early. Karl sweetly offered to take the wiener dog to her appointment. It looked so funny. Karl is a big guy and the wiener dog is just tiny…but back to my story.
Being I was up early, I snuck into the sewing room and started doing every quiet job I could think of. The needles got changed on all of my sewing machines including the longarm. The blade in my rotary cutter got changed.
I made binding for my Oregon or Bust quilt.
I found a backing for this little quilt and I made the binding. It’s a quilt I designed using Frolic leftovers. It’s on my UFO list of quilts to finish…So after the kids woke up they wanted to hang out in the sewing room. I ended up loading the quilt on the longarm. It’s ready to go as soon as I find some time to do the longarming. YAHOO!!!
Friday afternoon over naptime while 6 of the grandkids were here, I ended up cutting out the pieces I need for the quilt in this book I want to get made.
I also got a video filmed. I had a blog reader ask how to cut up shirts being mindful of the straight of the grain. Kalissa hasn’t had a chance to edit that yet…soon I hope.
I did film a video that I forgot to tell you last week. I was filming a Sew with Jo and the battery died. I had only filmed for about 30 minutes or so. I was going to not use the video but Kalissa talked me into using it. You can watch the video here by pushing the red triangle arrow button or you can go HERE, save the video and watch it later on your television or device.
That’s what I was up to this week…busy-busy but all in fantastic kinds of ways.
What were you up to?