Wow, it's been an exciting week - I've picked up my new long arm and set it up, started working on the new sewing space at church, AND worked on my list from last week! Let's see how I did...
1. Border, back and quilt a woman's quilt for the ministry.
Done! Here's a pic of the second one I did, since I showed the first one several times on the blog last week...
2. Bind a baby girl quilt for the ministry.
Done - sort of! Someone donated this beautiful baby quilt to the ministry, all finished, so I pulled it from the stack for this need. I'm so sorry I don't remember who donated it - if you recognize it, let me know and I'll give proper credit!!
3. Make kits for Wednesday night sewing.
Done - and I handed out all the kits I put together before taking a picture! Oh well....
4. Begin the move into the new space at church!!
In progress! I'll show lots of pics at the bottom of this post.
5. Take apart my quilting frame and store it....
I bought a long arm quilting machine in Paducah!!
Done! The old frame is stored in the attic, and the new one is partially assembled, just waiting for me to have enough time to put on the leaders and load up something to give it a test run!
She needs a name - got any suggestions? I thought about Baby (as in "nobody puts Baby in the corner" except she's in the corner!) but so far I'm clueless....
So what's on tap for this week? Here goes...
1. Put binding on a quilt for a 7-year old boy with a brain tumor.
2. Keep working on taking stuff down to church and getting it organized in our new space.
3. Finish setting up my new quilt frame.
4. Load on a test setup and give it a whirl!
5. Re-organize my own space when all the ministry stuff is out!
I'm almost afraid to say this out loud, but once that quilt listed above is finished, we are completely caught up on the ministry list (and as soon as I post this, we'll get a load of requests!) But maybe I can get some of the re-organizing done before we get a list going again....
And now here are some pics of the new space we're working on at church...
This shot is from very early - old floors are still in, room hasn't been painted.
Taken the same day, showing the other walls.
This was on Sunday - new floors are down, the green walls are painted blue, and the fabric storage cubbies are assembled.
This was taken today. The black space on the left is blackboard paint on the wall for long term lists; the white space is a whiteboard for teaching purposes. The area in between will be a comfortable seating area. Quilt frame on the right between windows, and the door is to the left.
We ended up stacking the fabric cubbies, added a metal shelving unit to the right that will hold the quilt tops that are in progress, and the shelving units you can see to the right of the window will hold big tubs of scraps.
See that great big blue panel? It's going to be our design wall! It also will have pegboard on the back to store rotary cutters, templates, and other goodies that will hang on hooks. There's room to store extra chairs behind it, and a locking cabinet for storing machines.
And there's the new quilting frame we bought for the church - it's a Grace frame and it's partially disassembled - I've got to figure out how to get it back together because the ladies are standing in line waiting to learn how to use it!
So it's coming along nicely - I've still got a bunch of stuff to bring from my house - boxes of donations that need to be processed and more scraps to be cut up, comfortable chairs and a cabinet and a microwave - oh my!! I'm going to have so much room in my house!! I actually might have to - - - gasp! - - - clean up!!
So that's what I'm busy with this week! And now the question is - - -what are you working on?