I hope you are all having a good week. It has been so busy here with the school year wrapping up and trying to get Amanda’s car on the road. Not that she can drive it by herself yet but it needed to be registered and inspected so that Greg and I can drive it around so it doesn’t just sit. You know how bad that can be for a car engine. It’s been an endless few weeks of school activities and projects, music concerts, a wedding and trying to keep up with the house. I’m tired y’all! Let’s see so far this morning I’ve had 3 cups of coffee and half a dark chocolate candy bar in the hopes of waking myself up and getting motivated.
Yesterday I worked a bit on my niece’s t-shirt quilt. She is graduating this weekend and I’d love to finish it for her before I see her again. We are awfully proud of Rachel as she is the Valedictorian of her class!! I have the t-shirts nearly sashed. I had to make a couple of custom blocks and now that those are finished, the rest should go quickly. The shirts I have to work with are mostly white which makes for a slightly boring quilt but these are the shirts/events she would like to remember. The back of this will be a beautiful red fleece. The sashing is black but it has a little flower design on it. She asked for red and black fabric to go with her school colors.
Yesterday I met up with my mother at the local quilt shop, Heart In Hands. I will have store pictures in the next post but for today I’ll show you the beautiful layer cake I picked up.
I like to have a precut project ready to make on the featherweight. It seems like if I have something easy to make, I’m more inclined to save it for using that machine. I like to concentrate on the sheer joy of using the machine and easy precut projects help with that. This will be a Broken Dishes quilt using the method on the Missouri Star tutorial. So it begs the old question…do you wash your precuts before using them? I have not. Where this layer cake has so many lights and darks though, I feel like perhaps I should. What do you think?
On my way home from the quilt shop, I stopped at Target to buy myself a writing desk. Due to having to move my current desk into the sewing room to place my new machine on, I’ve left myself with only two tray tables to function as a desk…it isn’t working out. So for about $70 (on sale) I picked up this cute desk.
I just need hubs to assemble it for me. I’d do it myself because I’m not afraid of assembling but the box is so darn heavy; I can’t get it up the stairs on my own. Hopefully by the weekend, it will be put together and usable.
Check out this little guy who was in the middle of the road Saturday night. He just stood there for the longest time. I hope he made it back to wherever his home is without incident or accident…it was getting dark at this point in the evening…
POSTCARD SWAP- How are your postcards coming along? Please try to have them to your partner by June 21st. Also put your photos in the Flickr Group.
I got fun mail from down under this week too! Thanks to Ozzypip I had this wonderful package waiting for me when I got home the other day. It had a beautiful postcard made with Australian themed fabrics and an awesome panel with a turtle and a whale on it from Philipa’s stash. She knows how much Leah loves turtles and thought perhaps I could make something with this. I think it would make a wonderful pillow. In fact, Lindsey would like a whale pillow so it will work out fabulously.
Many thanks Philipa! How wonderful it is to be part of such an amazing group of quilters who support and delight each other with kindness continuously. If you are not a Twilter on Twitter yet, join in the on the fun! Just find me at @quiltcabana and you’ll see who I follow that is crafty and you can follow along too.