I was able to get back to knitting on Theo's sweater. In fact I finished the body and I'm working on the first sleeve. It's going really fast. I should finish this sleeve tomorrow and get the second one done by the end of the week. Then it's on to something old: a Christmas sweater that I started about ten years ago. I'll drag it out and photograph it soon.
I finished the rail fence top. I used the brighter cranberry solid as sashing because I had enough of it for both the sashing and the binding. (and it lightens up the whole thing.) It's ready to put on Ruthie, the long arm. I realized the last time I used her I didn't plug in the laptop that runs her. So I got the backing loaded but I couldn't actually start quilting until the computer was fully charged. I probably won't get to it until Tuesday afternoon. It should be completely quilted and bound by the end of the week. See what it looked like before the sashing here.
I forgot to show you the last blocks for the FCQ EQuilters. These blocks are going to Northern Virginia -- after I fix one of them! Did you notice the one that isn't like the others? It sure looks different when the half triangles are turned wrong!
And here is one so you can see what it looks like up close. You can get directions for this Missouri Star's You Tube Channel -- look for making a twinkling stars quilt with Jenny. I found it but when I tried to link it with what I found it kept starting in the middle of the tutorial. It's a really easy block to do.
I should be starting on the new block soon. It goes to my friend Sharon -- I'll be taking to her in January when I go visit. I have a month or so to get them done.
Most of my goals were completed this week. Yea! Here's how I did:
November 19, 2018
Knit on Theo’s Sweater√
Finish sewing rail fence quilt together and start sashing√
Make some ornaments ?maybe? √started
Clean up 1/8th of the cutting table (Nothing much is happening when I say clean the whole table, maybe only cleaning 1/8th will get me going!) √ I dusted all around the cutting mat which is cleared off and I cut some scraps into squares and triangles… progress but I need to cut up a lot of scraps to make more of a dent!
Cook dinner for Thanksgiving√
And this week I'll be working on these items:
November 26, 2018
Clean another 1/8th of the cutting table. Hey, the first eighth is cleaned!
Finish Theo’s sweater
Work on the ornaments
Quilt & bind the rail fence quilt
Bind the Bears in Balloons quilt
I'm linking up with my regular parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Moving It Forward. Let's hope I remember to link up the last two blogs! I'm going to enjoy seeing what folks are working on this week.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie