I got Autumn Reign sandwiched and I am that much closer to the quilting! Still not sure exactly what I am doing on this one. Ruler work most likely. Got a placemat done!! No Mug Rug. My Table Scraps project for June is done!! I got my June Guild BOM done and decided to make an extra to do a mini for myself. While we took an errant trip to watch our great-nephew play baseball, wrong address meant an hour trip to the correct city, I got a start on another Christmas Elf hat. Monday saw a chance to sew with the guild again, this time on a charity top!
Now that Autumn Reign is sandwiched, start quilting!
Finish Christmas Elf hat
Cut away the backs of appliqué blocks
Start Angel Sweater for Baby EC (she has a name, but I can’t reveal it until she is here)
Finish key fobs for my bud
Another busy week will have me scrambling to find time to craft, I have things I want to get done!!
Here’s what kept me from my sewing room this past week!
I have a finish! 2 in fact. You will understand when you see them. It’s Table Scraps Challenge time for me!!! I am ahead this month!!
Several months ago I was attending an event at Quilts Plus in Lebanon, IN. Love that shop. Connie had a neat table runner using the Moda Winkipop line and a Grunge background. Well, if you know me well you know I LOVE Grunge!! So of course I had to make it. Bought the fabric and put it on my list, and moved it down, and made other runners, and moved it down some more. But finally, this was the month for the Table Scraps Challenge choice to be Winkipop!
While sewing with my guild buds at our Sew Bee I made 1 of the Sailboat blocks to learn the construction. It took me 2 hours!!! Well, when you rip seams multiple times, you tend to not get anywhere fast. And there may have been a lot of talking involved. But finally I had 1 block done and decided it was time to work on my runner.
I finished the entire runner in about the same time it took to make that 1 block! LOL.
Finally, Thursday was the day to get the runner done. I knew the quilting would be straight lines, simple and quick was all I wanted. I decided double lines through the 2″ blocks, intersecting both directions, was the best path. I tried to get the crosswise lines done on Gigi by restricting the machines forward/back wheels. I know there’s a technical term, but it escapes me. So, I found out that was too fiddly as the runner was longer than my frame and it would mean a lot of shifting to get the entire line sewn. So I just did the top/bottom lines with a ruler and zipped through that fairly quickly. Then I did the crosswise lines on my sewing machine. It really was the easier method.
And then I looked at the remaining mini charms and thought, I can make something with those. So I did. With leftover strips and charms I got a small mat done.
I chose to not use these pieces due to lack of contrast and designs. But they are perfect for this little mat. I might put it in with my placemat donation, or keep it, not sure yet.
Stages of their lives, the baby hats displayed, and the reveal cake. The actual reveal was done with a golf ball that Dad to be hit. A pink cloud came out of the exploding ball, and the tears started flowing!! We are just wishing for a healthy baby, no matter boy or girl. But G, that’s me, has quite a bit of baby girl knit patterns to start knitting through!!
UFO Challenge #5-start quilting X
Finish piecing Spirit of America √
Placemats-I need to get some scraps out of here! X
Mug Rugs-see #3 X
Charity Quilt √
Gender Reveal on Sunday!!! √
Extra: IrGo’s BOM Quilt √
Extra: Piece BraGo’s BOM Quilt √
Extra: Baby Swaddle Cloth √
So not a good week for the list I had made, but a great week for other projects! I am going to continue with 3 of those items on the new list so maybe I will get them going!
Get quilting on Autumn Reign!!
Placemats, I am way behind!
Mug Rugs too
Table Scraps Winky Pop
This week is fairly busy, but I have a sewing day today with the Guild, so that means my Table Scraps project will at least get some love for sure. And until I confirm how I want to quilt Autumn Reign, I fear indecision will limit my time spent on it.