I had a busy week with work. YES, work. If you didn’t read an early blog post, I got a job! You can read it HERE if you missed it. I ran errands on Thursday and had family here Friday and Saturday so that didn’t leave much sewing time at all. Plus I’ve been helping two different friends out with their dogs while they were away.
I was happy I did get some time on Sunday. The sad part is that the sewing room was a bit of a mess. Everything just gets dumped in there when I’m busy.
After some quick cleaning up I decided to focus on a couple of quilts I need to long-arm for the upcoming benefit for the rescue I would with. They have a “paw”uction every November as a fundraiser. If anyone has something they want to donate, let me know.
The Cresco Ladies made these two quilt tops and I saved them thinking I would finish them and donate them.
I ended up pulling the one on the left and did that one first. Why, you might ask…well, it’s because I found a backing that would work for that one first. HA!
This was a thrift store find backing. I had to piece it together but it came together nicely.
I ended up getting that one all long-armed. I pick out some binding fabric and cut those strips too.
Then I pulled a backing for the next top…I thought about loading that one right away but didn’t. It’s getting the cream check backing fabric.
I really wanted to sew a couple of blocks together for my Tumalo Trail quilt…this one…
Here is how they looked…
That was enough motivation to get me wanting to work on it more so instead of loading the next quilt on the frame…I sewed a few more strip sets together to make more of these blocks.
I didn’t get a lot done but I did get some done. I’m happy with that.
This week is supposed to be crazy hot here in NE Iowa. The air conditioning in my sewing room isn’t the best so I’m going to try to do the sewing things downstairs where the air conditioning works great. The sewing room is on the upper floor of the house and that room is furtherest from the furnace so the air conditioning isn’t awesome.
I have two quilt UFOs that are waiting for me to do some cutting so I’m hoping I can work on that. The heat would be a good motivator to get me to do that. Those two projects are my Hawaiian Sunset quilt and my Tribute to Judie quilt. Fingers crossed I’ll get to them. I also have a couple of shirts to deconstruct and some fabric that needs to be cut into strips. I have plenty to keep me busy in the kitchen cutting.
School starts for all the grandkids this week so I think I’ll have a few less interruptions and responsibilities with all of them so maybe more sewing will happen around here than usual. I do have work and a doctor’s appointment though so we’ll see. I’m starting to really get the sewing itch. It’s been so long since I had some really good sewing time.
I think I’ll go upstairs and get the next dog quilt top loaded onto the longarm. That way if I get a couple of hours of free time I can get that quickly quilted. Sounds like a good plan!!