So the local quilt that I participate is making string blocks for quilts that they will sell at a fund raiser for the group. They pass out block kits to members. I made mine, but have a hard time imagining that I will like this quilt. It is a great way to use scraps for sure, but I am not sure I will like the end product. But, I guess I don’t have to like it, it is not for me. They used foundation paper from Missouri Star Quilt, which did make it simple and fast. They are wonky looking because they have not been trimmed.
Epic Fail on my one monthly goal this past weekend. I sat down and started to sew. I got about 12 inches and realized that something did not sound right. Yep. 5 trillion loops on the back side. Somehow my machine was suddenly threaded incorrectly. Of course i started pulling it out, but it is just not possible because I can’t really get to the underside of the quilt when it is on the frame. I think I will just have to go on and pull all of it out after I am finished and have taken the quilt out of the frame. Now I am mad at it (more myself) and don’t want to work on it. Ugh….
I went o my second quilt Guild meeting and I still like it. They are having a quilt supply only garage sale next month. Looking forward to getting rid of a few items i will never use. They are also have a Saturday all day machine quilting thingy. They have someone teaching free motion quilting or you can just sew whatever you like. Looking forward to a day not doing the usual Saturday activities. Fortunately, Kev is very supportive of these things. Always encourages me to get out of the house.
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Besides being with like minded people, there are awesome opportunities to strike up friendships with some of the most wonderful people. I recently had the opportunity to email back and forth with Nanette Chopin Cook from Chopin-A Passionate Quilter. She is so kind and wonderful. Sometimes in life you can feel all alone and then someone like Nanette pops in and renews your Faith in People. Nanette sent me the 2 beautiful books by Edyta Sitar. They are gorgeous and have some awesome quilts. I love scrap quilts and these 2 books are packed with them. Such a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do. Thank You Nanette.
So, I did get some sewing done this weekend. Made some pillow cases for the quilt guild. Haley helped me with picking out the fabrics and ironing.
Mothers Day was wonderful. I hope you all had a wonderful mother day too!
Treasure your Family
So, since joining a Quilting guild, that does lots of charity work, On Friday night, I decided to work on a few of those items.
Since my 13 year old was in trouble, I decided that she was going to be my assistant. At first she made a face at me and then I told her potentially wat the alternative could be (something crappy), so she quickly changed her mind.
I explained to her that we would be making these hearts for the local Hospice. Once someone is hospice passes, they write a message on one side of the heart and then all the nurses that cared for that person sign the back. A very sweet gesture at a difficult time.
So, I let Haley pick fabric out of the scrap basket. Then I gave her a pattern and had her cut out the batting for the hearts. Of course she informed me that she was not good at that and I told her that she would have to practice until she got it right. Then, Miranda felt left out and joined the party. She became the chief ironer.
They did not do too badly, there were a few rejects, but overall a success.
Since I am finally feeling a bit better, I also go to work on my one monthly goal project. I totally need to get it off my design board so I can put something else up there.
My projects have expanded out of my sewing room and are not taking over other parts of the family room. I have stolen the pool table and placed a board on top of it so I could use it as a work area. I also put my design board in the pool room. My shape cutter is sitting next to the bar with several plastic tubs of important stuff and then of course I store a couple of things in the corner of the kid’s family room. Then there is the long table on the other side of the bar where I usually do my quilting.
I should probably real it in a bit before I have a full scale family revolt on my hands.
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