Our snow is finally melting away, and schools should be back in session this week - finally! It's funny how quickly I got used to Lilli being in preschool two mornings a week, and how much I can get done during those few hours! My sewing suffered from the loss of the time this past week, but Lilli and I had a lot of fun on those snow days....
So how did I do on last week's list?
1. Add borders to the Jacob's Ladder flimsy.
Done. I love the way this fabric works on the border, and can't wait to quilt this one!
2. Work on UFO #2 - a Christmasy Around The World quilt.
Done! I added enough rows that this flimsy is half done!
3. Load up a practice quilt on the quilting frame.
I still haven't done this. I'm going to have to just drop everything else and make time for this, I think. No other way to get it done!
4. Piece a back for my niece's quilt.
I did not get to this, but I have an outstanding reason - more on that later!
5. Put together scrap bags for our Saturday sewing meeting!
Done! Not exactly what I had originally planned, but exactly what we needed to make!
At our Saturday sewing meeting, we had 22 ladies show up and we made 46 blocks that will become three new quilts! I had hoped we could get sixteen blocks done for one quilt - but we had a great crowd and they jumped right into making the blocks and had fun!!
I didn't get to some of the stuff on last week's list because we (the quilt ministry) had requests for six (SIX!) quilts this week! I finished one Sunday afternoon, and have pieced about half of another.
|Here's a teaser on the finished quilt - more pics and the story after I wash it!|
|And here's a teaser of the one I'm piecing right now...|
So - - - for next week, I need to....
1. Finish the second ministry quilt (the one that's half pieced).
2. Start on ministry quilts #3 and #4 (using the blocks from Saturday).
3. Choose a pattern for ministry quilt #5.
4. Set up and test drive the quilting frame!!
I wish I could say I would get to a back for my niece's quilt, but I don't think I'll get all of the above done, much less piece a back! A friend is going to come over and help me with some of the ministry quilts this week, though - that will be fun, sewing with someone else for a change!
And now I have a question for you......
Amy Lou Who is changing her Sew & Tell Friday linky, having it only once a month (probably!) I have relied on Amy all year to give me a kick in the seat of the pants and make me get stuff done, so I have something to post on her weekly link-up - but now that is gone! Is anyone else out there feeling the lack? Would you be interested (and participate!) if I start up a weekly Friday finishes linky of some sort? Very low key, few rules - just a place for everyone to show off what they've done that week! Please let me know with a comment if that's something that you'd be interested in!
Time for me to go get the Lillibug and start my week - let me know what you're planning on working on this week!!
PS. Be sure to check out the giveaway Julie's having on Jaybird Quilts - it's awesome!