Good Morning All!
Not much to share today. Here's the completed goal list. Everything got marked off. But most of it is repeats of ongoing activities. Always happy to move along projects though.
✅ Finish sewing binding on remade log cabin
✅ Continue cutting and making Positivity blocks
✅ Make a few Ombré log cabin blocks
✅ Cut out and begin sewing a new small quilt
And here's what I'll be working on this week.
Load and quilt one quilt (maybe two!)
Knitting on baby blanket
Continue cutting and making Positivity blocks
Finish new small quilt, find backing fabric
Make a few Ombré log cabin blocks
Did you notice knitting on the baby blanket? Nobody I know is having a baby so it isn't a gift. I have a lot of yarn that I'd like to move out of the house and this is one way I can do it. I will be donating the finished blanket to a group that passes them on to people who need them. It's a win-win to me. I use up some yarn and someone gets a pretty baby blanket. This one is turquoise. I had made myself a sweater in the 80's when we lived in Pennsylvania. Out next location was Georgia. Nope, didn't need a sweater there very often. So I unraveled the sweater and have kept the balls of yarn for years. I figure a baby blanket would be great to make out of it. So I've been slowly knitting on it.
One thing I did do this week was relist all the tops I have that are ready to be quilted. Then I also figured out how much backing fabric I would need. Here's my worksheet. You can enlarge it if you want to read the nitty gritty. I will update my spread sheet with this info. And print it out to have it handy at the desk I use with my long arm.
Then I checked which tops would work with patriotic fabric. JoAnns had patriotic fabric on sale for 50% off over the weekend. I took a list of 5 or so tops but decided not to buy that many backings. I feel that many of JoAnns fabrics have improved over the years but they still have some "stiff" fabric. You know, the ones that don't drape or flow? I've bought some over the years thinking they would soften up in the wash -- nope didn't really do that after a few washings. I made sure I bought fabric that would be cozy and drape nicely. Here's what I got:
Do you see the little yellow tape measure on the bottom of the dark blue one? Enlarge the photo to get a better view. That selvedge is 1.5" wide. GRRR! In the past the selvedges have been an inch wide and I had to buy more to be able to fit the top on the backing. I sure hope this isn't the new trend. I've bought this fabric before but I don't remember the wide selvedge. Rant, rant!
Here's my linky party list. Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and To Do Tuesday. (
hanging my head -- I've not done a great job going back to link all of my list. Today being Monday I'll get the first 3 done and hope I remember Tuesday's blog! Finally did it Friday night!)
Have fun surfing the web. You can get a ton of ideas for your next project!
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie