Well in my case it seems to be “What am I not workin on…” ya know what I mean?
Everything at once, and nothing is getting done. If I would sew a binding on a quilt then it would be done. I could say I finished something. Maybe that will get done this afternoon, I should make a list, that’s one tip that works for this girl.
First I will show you the newest BOM I started, through Farmhouse Woolens. Vintage Halloween, by Buttermilk Basin. Karen’s selections for the wools are wonderful. I received the 2nd block this week, this is going to make up into such a special holiday quilt. I won’t want to take it down.
I sewed on this block while we were on the plane and on our delayed layover in Denver. I am so glad they didn’t cancel our flight, we waited 7 hours for a new crew!! Weather related so no free tickets would have been given.
Then while I was in Omaha, Krista and I snuck a visit to Country Sampler, it was pretty close to where they live so I look forward to visiting them again. I have to say this is the perfect shop. They have a wonderful selection of gifts as well as quilting goods. I could have stuffed my suitcase with lots of stuff. But I was a good girl…….. I bought 3 kits from Primitive Gatherings. Krista chose, Love Ya Man, it will be her Christmas present. Three snowman, just like you know who!!!
They had a wool kit to make the Pumpkin Row Pillow out of Autumn Gatherings book. Perfect kit because I want to put it on the top of a quilt, not make a pillow. Either way would be awesome. And Old Saint Nick , an 18” table topper. They fit nicely in my suitcase and didn’t add to much weight!!
Next is my progress on A Tisket, A Taskit BOM, I have created myself a dilemma. I found my antiqued muslin and love the way it looked so I am changing backgrounds. The printed muslin has really been bothering me, to white. So I am thinking I can dye the backgrounds. Tea, Coffee or Rit tan dye, this is the question? I will experiment, but I am not sure how the wool will be effected. I am wondering if I can sponge it on the fabric instead of immersing the whole block. I really don’t want the block to shrink up since I have cut them to the finished size.
Some blocks need there embroidery finished, and August is looking a little bare isn’t it. I am auditioning wool for those cute cupcakes!! Anne had given us the cutest darn gift to make!!! Each month feels like Christmas on the 5th!! I get tickled over the comments here, she always gets hers done so quick!!
Any suggestions on my dying these cute little blocks, I would love all you have!!
This is the center of my JLW, Holiday Inn quilt. Boy I have really slacked off on this project. I was going to have it ready to appliqué on our trip but it wasn’t happening so I am doing the appliqué in the evening and sewing some flying geese up during the day. I am really preferring hand work over my machine. But this quilt isn’t going to be all hand work, at least if it is going to be finished by Christmas. I want it on the wall this Christmas. If I don’t have a goal, well things just go on forever…….
I purchased a new design wall, not a fancy one but it is a bit wider and longer. Now I can see progress on some of my projects and I really love that. I am a visual person, if its put away, it doesn’t get worked on. Without a big enough wall this really makes for a big mess in the sewing room I would like to have two walls, maybe I could move that desk out of my sewing room…….lol……just kidding dear!! So you can see I have two untouched blocks to my Wool Garden BOM. I love that one, I know I say that about all of them, no ….I said TT was cute so I can use “Love” here.
And I have the next wool kit for Vintage Halloween, this “charming pumpkin man” is going to have a friend so he doesn’t stand alone on this scary white cloth. I wish it was gray, maybe I could dye it too. Probably not, I better keep moving if I am going to finish anything.
OK there you have my progress confession!!! Now…..
Last month I was a winner at Mary’s Cottage Quilts, and I received a pattern to make her Figgy Pudding quilt. It’s so fun to win!!! This is a versatile pattern, she has a picture of a large quilt on her website, this pattern gets even better in a larger quilt.
Thank you Mary for sharing your talent and I hope your vacation is fabulous!!
Oh! The picture of Figgy Pudding is Mary’s, I borrowed it to only show the gift!!! No, its not part of my progress report and I take no credit for the very cute quilt. :))
Summer blessings to all of you,
p.s. “Blessings”, new fabric line by Brannock and Patek, its wonderful!!