Well, after a short burst of winter this past weekend, with snow, icy roads, super cold temperatures (at least for us - two days when it didn't even get above freezing) and school cancellations, we are moving into a typical Tennessee pattern - it will be nearly 70 degrees by the end of this week! Oh well, at least it's never boring! The cold weather allowed me to focus my attention on last week's list, though, which is good. So let's see how it went...
1. Get everything organized in my studio - returned to its proper place or sent to Goodwill so that others can enjoy it too!
Done! I got all my shelves put together and most everything back in its place. There are still a few things out off place, but I was feeling the need to sew - so they will just have to wait! You can see more pictures of the makeover by clicking here.
2. Cut and piece the Free Spirit quilt.
Done! Both the front and the back are pieced and ready for quilting. This is going to be a truly reversible quilt! Stay tuned for the big reveal in two weeks.
3. Finish the designs for the Stunning Stars quilt-along.
Finished, and I'm pulling fabrics for prototypes!
4. Contact all the people who have indicated they want to be part of the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop with final details!
In progress! If you haven't heard from me and you indicated you wanted to be part of the hop, please email me directly at
salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com.
5. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done! We gave away a few quilts this week...
This quilt went to a young woman going through multiple health issues...
...and this one went to a grandmother in the hospital with congestive heart failure.
This quilt went to an elderly gentleman who is bedridden with double pneumonia...
...and this quilt is now comforting a woman who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
So, all in all, a productive week! I also had some fun (no really, FUN!) trying out paper piecing again as I made this smaller version of the LLR quilt I made for my daughter...
I have to say, even though I've had trouble with paper piecing in the past - I can't seem to wrap my head around the spatial problems of which way a piece will turn once it's sewn and flipped - doing it with straight pieces of fabric did yield a really pretty block! I can't wait to finish this one - it will be either a wall mini or a pillow cover, I'm not sure which just yet. This one will finish at 14" square.
OK, enough lolling around in the past - it's a new year and we're looking ahead, right? Here's the plan for this week:
1. Quilt a ministry quilt.
2. Quilt the Free Spirit quilt.
3. Make final decisions on at least two of the Stunning Stars quilts.
4. Start piecing at least one of the Stunning Stars quilts.
5. Start working on the final assembly of a Dear Jane quilt left partially finished by a member of our quilting group who died last year.
6. Try out a smaller (mug-rug size maybe?) of the LLR pattern.
7. Press and fold one tub of scraps, or make at least six string blocks, or both!
8. Take care of any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Not a long list, but plenty to keep me busy, I think. Activities start back at church tonight, and we'll have group sewing Wednesday night, Thursday morning, and Saturday morning, so I'll be busy with all of that too. May not get to the scrappy goals this week... but those are the ones I need to do the most, I think! LOL!
So now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?