Even with all that happened, I was still productive in the studio. Woohoo! The silver lining of the cloud, right?
Let's review what I hoped to complete...
❧ Clean and oil machines ✔ Boy, were they full of lint!
The stripe-y tie-dye fabric was the inspiration for the pull. it is a flannel that my sweet SIL sent to me and will be used for the backing.
❧ Start piecing test quilt✔
Dave had a men's event he was attending so that meant that I had time for sewing, with no other cares in the world.
I invited a friend over for Friday evening and we chatted as she watched me sew. She is relatively new to quilting so she had plenty of questions and I was more than happy to answer them.
You can see that I still need to clip threads and I have a few extra ready to go.
One will be used for an upcoming camping weekend with our two daughters and all three grand-kids. We are super excited about the time together. We have a special "art project" that I'll share when it is done.
This brings me to plans for the next week...
❧I have blocks selected for the various sites (one block per night that we stay) and I will be prepping "kits" for hand-sewing opportunities. If things go well, I will have ten kits to grab and go.
❧I need to finish the pattern test quilt finished and get a photo shoot done before September.
And since I have had two weeks of unplanned interruptions... I'll call my list good.
Have you seen the social media challenge for quilters?
Ten days, share 10 quilts that you have made. You can offer a description... or not. You can nominate another quilter to take up the challenge... or not. The "rules" are pretty loose in my mind. So, if you want to take up the challenge, consider yourself nominated!
I was nominated personally, but have been sharing my quilts on the Melva Loves Scraps facebook page. When the fb challenge is over I will probably move over to instagram...
Melva Loves Scraps - Home of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along
that features vintage Kansas City Star quilt blocks!
To Do Tuesday at Home Sewn By Us