Monday again - did you have a good weekend? Do lots of fun stuff? I went with some of my sewing sisters to a (very) small local quilt show nearby on Saturday - it was a great learning experience! The ladies managed to pick out the best-made quilt in the room and wondered why it hadn't won first place - I was so proud of them! (Turns out the quilt was a shop-hop quilt from the previous year, pieced by a shop owner and professionally custom quilted. It wasn't eligible to be entered for a prize, probably because the shop owner was also hosting the show.) They also learned that nobody's perfect - they noticed small piecing irregularities on the prize-winning quilts - and now feel a lot more confident about their own quilting skills. I'm hoping next year we'll all be entering some quilts in this show!
But since it's Monday again, it's time to review last week's list and see how I did....
1. Bind the soft-colored quilt that was quilted Sunday.
Done! This beautiful top was pieced by Sharon...
2. Quilt and bind a bright top for the quilt ministry.
Turned out we were able to use a quilt that was already taken
to church for the October prayer service to fill this need.
3. Deliver both tops to church to be sent to their new homes.
4. Work on seat cushions for a friend's new house.
Started! I've bought the fabric, and started taking apart
the existing futon cover to make a pattern. I know what I'm
going to do, just need to get to it!
5. Make sample gift items for our November open house.
Done! Or at least a few of them are done. I'd like to make more!
6. Make some quilt backs for some of those 25 flimsies!
Didn't do any of these this week, but....
7. Quilt at least two more quilts for the ministry this week.
I did quilt two more quilts for the ministry! These just
need the binding put on them, and they'll be ready to
go to their new homes.
And I took a little "me-time" this weekend
and pieced this pretty top!!
No intended recipient, I just felt like making something new and exciting! I used Amanda Jean's wonderful tutorial to make this, and it was so simple and quick - and a great way to use some fabric I won about a year ago! When I showed it to my hubby and he asked who it was for, I told him it didn't have a home - I just made it for fun - and he said, "Hey, maybe WE could keep it!"
So what's my plan for this week?
1. Quilt at least two more quilts for the quilt ministry.
2. Piece at least two backs for ministry quilts.
3. Quilt the zig-zag quilt.
4. Bind the two ministry quilts from last week.
5. Bind the zig-zag quilt.
6. Work on my friend's seat cushions.
I think that's enough for this week - maybe I'll get more done if the list is a little less ambitious!!
And now - - -
Just in case you missed it yesterday - - -
The Traveling Stash has landed at my house!
Check out yesterday's post to enter
in the drawing to be the next place it lands!
I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesdays over at
Quilt Story - be sure to check
out what everyone's working on!!