19 March 2011
I premiered the bags at my book club meeting Thursday night. There were four other ladies present at the first club meeting I attended last month. I had to decide—do I take only four, and they'd just get what they got. Or do I take the baker's dozen of the ones I'd made so far and let them choose? Luckily I took all 13. Much to my surprise, there were five more ladies there this time! Oh, my stars and garters—I would have been so embarrassed if I didn't have enough for everyone. Whew—disaster averted! Everyone got to choose the bag they liked, except for Naomi. I made her take the bird seed one with all the birdie drawings. I wanted her to have it because I love the way SHE draws birds!
I came home after book club with my four remaining bags and cut/prepped another 10 bags to get sewn sometime Friday before Divas community group. I went into full assembly line mode and got them done with a whole hour to spare. Whew! I pestered Winnie (Divas hostess) a couple of times about a final head count. I wanted to have an extra one or two but wound up taking 14 bags and there were 14 ladies in attendance! Thank you, Jesus! Hope everyone finds a purpose for theirs. It was fun making them and even more fun sharing them with two groups of truly incredible women!
16 March 2011
|Eight new Fat Quarters: roses, ferns, flowers, batiks, and turnips!|
That said, I'll be off to Quiltworks tomorrow! They're having a 25% off bolt prices all day. National Quilting Day is 19 March, so I suppose they're celebrating a couple of days early.
Anyway, I am excited to find a new source for fabric!
11 March 2011
|Tea Leaf Block|
|Hope someday mine looks THIS good!|
My favorite block, Indian Star, this time around has got to be the one with all the oranges! It contains four Flying Geese and I'd never done that before. I like the swirls in the light fabric and the bold dots peppering the orange. Or maybe I just like the warm colors.
The Milky Way block was easy enough and the first to incorporate joined strips cut to make one-inch squares.
Looking down the road, I suspect this will be a quilt top I send out to be professionally stitched together. I've got until January to have to make a decision (and save up to pay for it).
In case you didn't know, I use my computer extensively in planning and reporting on my quilt projects. Several months ago, I discovered my laptop computer's screen cracked. Note to self: Do not lay a pen on top of your laptop's keyboard and apply pressure via cat or stack of papers/books. When Tom started doing some work at home and I got my iPad, we got a new, more powerful wireless router. Now our Wi-Fi connection fills the whole house. This week I sent off my laptop to have its screen repaired and expect to get it back next week. I look forward to working on the quilt files right where I have all my fabric instead of bouncing back and forth between my office and my studio areas. Tah dah!