busy week

We are have some friends coming over today so I have been doing crazy cleaning.   That combined with vacation bible school, back to school planning and anxiety (countdown to ninth grade: 7 days) have left me no time to sew.  So while I was at Savers in the back pack area, which conveniently is right next to the sewing section, I found a few treats.  First, because an idle mind daydreams on new projects not projects already started:

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I am thinking about a sleeveless sweater.

My big surprise was this:

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For 3 dollars I got this package of a couple of fat quarters and a bundle of six inch squares.  I could only see the top, so imagine my surprise when I discovered these:

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In the inside of the pack some great pieces right in the palette for the friendship quilt! I can’t wait to show my friend when she comes over today!  My inspiration is reinvigorated. And hopefully in a week or so, I should have some actual sewing going on.

tropical friendship block

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So last week while S and P were away, my friend, Veronica, came over and we finished this piece.  I was really excited because my math worked out.  I was feeling a little overwhelmed about putting it together knowing my penchant for chaos.  We worked on it quilting show style.  She was in charge of pressing and organization and I sewed.  It went very fast and efficiently with the two of us.  She had the idea to add the circle in the middle.  It really turned out great and looks like a palm frond.

Published in: on June 23, 2013 at 8:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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what’s happening

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I can’t remember if I showed you this block.  It is the first one I completed for the friendship quilt I am working on with my friend, Veronica. This photo from 123rf.com was the inspiration:

Petiole pattern of Traveller s Palm Stock Photo - 17205035

We have more layering to add.  I am working on another leaf pattern now.

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Yes, the ducky quilt is done, but for binding!

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And this is a new project.  It is my birthday skirt, bought with my birthday money and gift cards (thank you!).  I have it cut and waiting to begin.  Hopefully, next weekend.

 

Getting it Done wrap up

I really want to get done in March:

1) Buy and prepare fabric for Ducky quilt and tropical friendship quilt. Done!

2) Cut frame pieces. Done!

3) Quilt first frame. Done!

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4) Assemble first block of Tropical Garden Friendship quilt (new project, more to come later) Done, photos to come!

Things I seriously hope to get done:

1) Prepare binding for Ducky quilt. Not done.

2) Attach first frame for Ducky quilt. Done!

3) Quilt second frame side. Done!

4) Mend utility quilt. Done, but now I washed it and because it is so fragile, it needs to be mended again. (Sigh)

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Not bad for this month!  I am excited that I technically finished seven out eight!

I am posting one day early due to Easter.  I will be serving at Easter breakfast tomorrow so I will be very busy.  So, I pass one more thing on to you:

He is risen! Alleluia!

Published in: on March 30, 2013 at 7:07 am  Leave a Comment  
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