I hope you had a great weekend, and if you live in the Southeast, that you're staying warm and safe! As you can see above, we've had at least 2.5" of snow here near Nashville, TN (that's my quilting ruler, and the end that had the numbers facing the right way also had a half-inch border!) and are expecting more tonight and tomorrow! (The counties south of us had up to ten inches!) Now, I know that may not seem like much snow to some of you, but let me tell you, south of the Mason-Dixon line, that much snow can shut down everything! The roads between me and my granddaughter are snow and ice covered, and unlikely to be cleared today, so I have a lovely snow day today to play with fabric!
|Here's the view out my front door!|
I had a good week last week working on my list - so let's see how it went!
1. Finish the black and white quilt for the quilt ministry.
Done and delivered! This one turned out so pretty...
2. Bind a quilt (made by another ministry member) for the quilt ministry.
Done - but not by me! My friend delivered the quilt already bound! Awesome!! This one has been delivered to its recipient, too!
3. Make my quilt for ALQS5!
I have come to the realization that I am not an art quilter, and have dropped out of this round of ALQS5! I could not come up with an idea for a journal-sized (8.5 x 11 inch) quilt that made me happy, and it was stressing me out! I'm disappointed, but it's better to realize my limitations and accept them!!
4. Load up my new quilt frame and try it out!
I'm reading up on how to set up my test quilt but haven't actually put one on yet. I really need to do this - my Jacob's Ladder quilt will be too large to quilt without using the frame!
5. Start working on my UFO #1 for the PhD Challenge.
Done! I put together the blocks from my Bee Splendid quilt, a pretty scrappy Jacob's Ladder design. I still want to put a narrow white border and a wider green and white print border on this.
So - what will I be working on this week?
1. Add borders to the Jacob's Ladder flimsy.
2. Work on UFO #2 - a Christmasy Around The World quilt.
3. Load up a practice quilt on the quilting frame.
4. Piece a back for my niece's quilt.
5. Put together scrap bags for our Saturday sewing meeting!
I'm looking forward to meeting with my sewing ladies this Saturday - we're going to take a page from Sew Fresh Fabrics and have scrap bags ready for each of them to use in making a 12.5 inch quilt block. Once the blocks are made, we'll put them together in a quilt top!
And just in case this is the first time you've checked my blog this week, be sure to take a look at my Sunday post - it's my first blogiversary, and I'm having a giveaway! The drawing will be Thursday, so there's still time to join in the fun!!
Thanks again for keeping me accountable and helping me get so much done each week! So tell me - what are you going to be working on this week??