Even though I’ve spent a lot of time on the computer in the last week, I’ve actually accomplished quite a bit. I kind of find myself thinking "I need to blog about something interesting, so I’d better go DO something interesting" LOL.
First up is my finished quilt for my Longarm Round Robin. The top is finished!! Before Friday I need to get a back, load it up on the longarm and do the stitch in the ditch around the borders and between each row, start a small journal to send with it, make a label for everyone to sign, and then mail it. There are 4 other quilters in my group — we are each making a top, and each of us will quilt part of all 5 quilts. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out!
I was thinking about this year’s Machine Quilters Showcase, and what I might enter into the show. One of the categories is called "Bread and Butter" — the quilts entered are supposed to be quilted like you actually quilt for customers (as opposed to spending 50 hours on fancy show quilting). This year, entries can be variations on Turning Twenty quilts, Boston Commons, or Churn Dash quilts. Churn Dash is my favorite block. I started working on something awhile back with this category in mind, but I’ve decided to go "over the top" as far as the quilting goes, so I need to come up with something else. I remembered this WIP and pulled it out over the weekend to evaluate where I’m at with the piecing. It was actually a kit that I decided not to use the pattern for — just use the fabric and do my own thing. And then I miscut some of the fabric and had to go on to Plan B. Or would that be Plan C. Actually, I think I’m on about Plan E or F with this project. This is what is put together, and I finished the cutting for the blocks and the sashing. I still have a lot of that checkerboard to piece. It’s cute, but what was I thinking???
I also got a bunch done on some other things, but I can’t post pictures, so you’ll have to wait until an undetermined future date on those….