I’ve really been trying to focus and get some quilting done around here.
You see, the guild quilt show is coming up. I realized that not only are entry forms due today, but that I had nothing recently finished to enter. I rootled through my sizeable unfinished project closet and found a quilt top to finish. I’ve been working on the basting. I’m doing the old school with pins and needle and thread method so all the seams can be perfectly straight. Yes, I’m picky that way. Hey, it’s going to be judged! So here it is pre-pinning and basting. I’m hoping to finish the basting today.
I had designed the quilting and then for some reason I never actually quilted it. I’m now worried it was because I could not find a thread color I like. Here’s hoping I can, and soon, because I have to turn in the quilt the week of September 16th and that’s like a month away. Oh, and I’ll be out of town. Well, this could be interesting. Clearly I’m thinking things through before committing again!
If that weren’t enough, I’m in charge of the vendors for the quilt show. We haven’t had a show with vendors in about 8 years so it’s like starting all over again. I found this most clever idea on Angela’s blog about having a vendor hop. If show attendees stop at each vendor they will end up with a complete quilt pattern. My quilting buddy offered up the fabric and I’ve been designing. I’ve made one whole block!
Clearly I need to spend some more time with this project. Oh, and there’s that out of town thing too, so sooner rather than later would be a very good plan.
On the happy and excited front, I’m on a winning roll! I had signed up for this very fun on-line embroidery class with Mollie. We learned to embroider teeny tiny projects (and you know how I love teeny tiny) and really big projects. She had some teeny tiny scissors and gave away and few pairs to students. Guess who got another package in the mail?
They are like an inch and a half long. Hilarious!
Also, because I get bored and distracted easily, you know I could not just limit myself to the projects I really need and absolutely have to get done, right? I had planned to finish the embroidery project from last fall while I was in Oregon. I did work on it but then I ran out of floss. Naturally, the shop in town did not have this floss so I could get what I needed to finish. So there I was with just this little bit to do.
So very close! My quilting buddy came to the rescue when I got home and gave me the floss from her stash. Naturally, I had to take a little time to finish the project up. Since I was on a roll, I decided to fully finish the project and turn it into a pillow.
Now the challenge will be to remember to pull this out in the fall to decorate!
This week I’m going to join up with WIP Wednesday. You can visit the site and see what a lot of very talented quilters are working on this week.
- – marcella