How did another week go by?
Time surely does move faster as I get older.... I am going to spend a few days with my daughter and new grandson... so the last few days have been about wrap-up and a little preparation...
I finished up the extra blocks I needed for the 2 churn dash quilts.... [if you remember, I assembled one last month and didn't have enough blocks.... I've located enough fabric for one more lengthwise row.. and will add to the one - and I plan to assemble the second this month]
I have purchased and prepped [washed and pressed] fabric for a quilt they will be teaching at the shop. I envisioned it in 2 different colorways and will play with that in the weeks ahead. I am going to change the measurements too - so I want to pull together my versions before the class to give the instructor some options.
Oh - purchased and prepped the backing for my Spooky jelly roll gift.... so I can sandwich and quilt as soon as I get back home...
The set of blocks for Week 2 of the Droid Quilt- Along are done.. and I have cut the fabric for the Week 3 blocks. They will fit in with the next set of piecing I do..
Also did one of the blocks from the McCall's Irish Sampler I started last year.. I stopped because it was too hard. I've learned enough this year to keep moving... so here I go...
I found patterns to use some of the charm packs I've been buying from Missouri Star. I don't know if you are familiar with them but they have a daily deal that I check religiously. They often have charm packs for $2 or under and with $5 flat shipping, that is still a deal. I've been purchasing for a while.... kind of playing. If I can make a purchase for under $10 total, I do it. Kind of my version of splurging on a fancy coffee a couple of times a week. Sometimes their daily deal is a different, more expensive product but I rarely get those. $10 or under.
Anyway - at this point I have a collection of charm squares that I need to start using! I found patterns that will use 3 packs and some solid white yardage... so yay for me! Valentine Notes and a blue pinwheel (that if my daughter likes it will become a baby quilt for her son.. and if she doesn't.. it's still a quilt I want to make that I will find a home for) Those are ready to add to the piecing line-up when I come home.
I decided that I will use fusible for the applique on the Shenandoah quilt along.... so ordered a bolt from Joann Fabrics during one of their online sales... and started work on the first set of blocks. Somewhere in the next month or so, I will have enough fusible applique projects under construction that I will have a day or so that I can devote to the stitching only!
Let's see...... I dove into the handwork basket and finished up a hanging sleeve on a wall hanging.. and also pulled out a couple of the quilts to be mended (from my mother-in-law). Two will have to be completely reassembled... she made them later in life and hand-tied them. The fabric has ripped around the ties and they are really a mess inside. I am thinking about removing the top from the back.... adding new batting and doing a stitch in the ditch - probably by machine. But I will take them in to the quilt shop first and get advice.
And... last but not least... I finished up an afghan (one of maybe FOUR where I did the blocks and never put them together.... One is DONE!
The pattern is from the Crochet Crowd and is called Stitch-cation 2014. I had a lot of fun doing the blocks and am pretty psyched to have the afghan finished......
So... what kind of crafty things did YOU do this week?