I’ve made some decent progress this week on items that were piling up in the sewing studio. Unfortunately, the timing isn’t right for me to show them all though!! I finished up my 100 Blocks submission and got that in the mail. I also finished up my art quilt for the Banned Book Week challenge. I’ll post my photos during Banned Book Week with everyone else who is participating. Sandy H. and Tanesha are hosting this event.
I did some fabric ‘filing’. Are you like me and have piles of leftover fabrics from past projects cluttering up space? It felt good to sort the fabric by color and put it back in the cabinet. Now I have some breathing room…ahhhhh.
The Fall Postcard Swap partners have been assigned! I used the Direct Message feature on Twitter to contact everyone this morning. Please check your Twitter message box if you signed up to participate. Postcards should ideally reach your partner by October 31st. I have a few ideas floating around in my head for this swap. I can’t wait to start putting them together on fabric.
The next project to go under the needle will be this baby mat.
I pieced it on the Featherweight and it is ready for quilting. This will go into my Etsy shop. I think this must mean that it’s time to get another Featherweight project lined up. I have two pretty precuts sitting on the counter and I’ll have to choose one and a pattern and get busy! I like to sew on the Featherweight in the dining room where she is set up in a cabinet. It becomes a good project place for while I’m waiting to drive the girls somewhere or waiting for dinner to finish cooking.
Tonight I am hosting my book club. We are celebrating our 4th year tonight as a neighborhood book club. I have the food ready, the wine chilled and the house cleaned. I love hosting book club just for that reason…my house gets cleaned! LOL!! We are discussing One Plus One written by Jo Jo Moyes. She is an excellent author and we also read Me Before You which is another of her wonderful novels. Our book club usually meets once every six weeks and we rotate houses and hosting duties. It has worked out really well and we’ve read so many great books.
I’ll leave you with this article that I saw on Morna McEver Golletz’s blog today about quilt show judging. I don’t know much about the criteria set for quilts to be judged as I have never entered a juried show and this was insightful.
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Have a great Wednesday!