Changes are coming . . . but first how did I do on my goals last week? Not as well as I wanted to but not terrible either.
Make 2 walker bags — nope, didn’t happen
✅Make Spider Web backing - done
✅Quilt Spider Web Quilt — not sure I like it, but I did it. **
Prep binding for Spider Web Quilt — started but not ready yet
✅Work on Feb UFO Challenge blocks
Prep binding for Moose quilt — didn’t do it
** I'm pretty sure I'm going to rip out the quilting as it doesn't look all that good. I tried a spiral with a curvy stitch -- ugh looked awful. I only did a couple of rounds before I realized it looked terrible. That got ripped out.
Second time I tried organic lines. I did the whole quilt but in the end it wasn't enough quilting and it looked terrible so glad I didn't make the quilting denser. I'm putting the quilt in time out for a few weeks. I'll be having a lot of fun ripping stitches out for a while. Any suggestions on what I should quilt on the Spider Web quilt?
As an aside -- Ruthie the long arm is still not quite right. For some reason she is stitching larger stitches when she is working from right to left or vice versa. Stitches going up and down are close to normal. Still waiting to hear what must be done to fix this. Sigh.
Here's what's happening this week.
Make last 3 blocks of UFO challenge quilt
Make a walker bag
Finish making binding for Spider Web Quilt
Right eye gets a new lens on Thursday! I probably won’t get any more sewing done until next week
Since I really didn't get anything done to share I've pulled out the pictures from the last quilt I finished in 2022. I received a bunch of Roman Stripes blocks using Asian fabrics from Faithful Circle Quilters in our monthly lottery. Thank goodness one member put the date on her block so I know it was the September, 2009 lottery block. I had it on my APQ UFO Challenge list last year. It came up in September. I finished the top and finally quilted it the last week of 2022.
And a closeup view of the front...
All my sewing needs to be done by Wednesday evening this week. On Thursday I'm going in for cataract surgery. Everyone tells me I'll be very happy with my vision afterwards. Two weeks later I'll have the other eye done. My big worry is what the colors will look like in the quilts I've done since my eyes started going bad. They may be a little wilder than I think they are!
Hopefully I'll be able to blog next Monday using one eye for reading. I'm getting a fancier lens that will give me good distance and mid range vision but not up close. Right now I tend to take my glasses off for reading. It will take a while to have to put glasses on for reading. Have you had cataract surgery? How easy was it to adjust to the changes?
I'm linking up with my regular Linky parties. Take time to visit some of the blogs through these links.
It's a busy week for me so we'll see what I can get done.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie