This hasn’t been the most productive month I have had, but my vision in one eye is fantastic and my right eye gets operated on in a week and a half so I’m content.
I did manage to keep working on my four patches for the scrappy quilt I’ve been working on. I was doing it as a leader/ender project but decided that I needed to move it along.
I also managed a bit of time quilting on my Star Crossed Plaid quilt for Clarke. I’ve only got about 1/4 left to do but it’s difficult to quilt with one eye closed.
I have stripped out my storage room (again) and have 4 bins of wool, fabric, notions and miscellaneous goodies to go to my Guild for our annual fundraiser in April. I also have a few boxes of linens and clothes to go to the thrift store next time we go to town. I decided it was time to downsize the bedding and really; does my DH need 87 pairs of pants that no longer fit? The bad news is while cleaning and sorting, I did find 2 UFO’s that I haven’t seen in probably 14 years. At the moment I am deciding if I need to finish or donate them. 🤔
I did start another project because I can manage sewing a straight line just because I do have to have a quilt on the go. It’s a lovely pattern from Wilmington Prints called Vortex which I had printed a while ago because it uses jelly rolls strips. I just happen to have some that I won which had to be used up. It’s a nice sized 60” x 70” quilt.
While I was teaching last week we had a mini sharing session. One of my quilters had been working on carefully restoring a quilt that her husband’s grandmother had started when she was expecting her daughter. For several years this top has been the source of much conversation, consideration and more than one change of mind/heart. In the end Monique made a sandwich and carefully pin basted and then sewed the cleaned yo yo top to the sand which. She then added some sweet eyelet lace to the edges and wound up with a very vintage treasure which will look beautiful on the queen sized bed in her log guest cottage.
And a closeup:
Another of my quilters finished her first flimsy:
I’m very proud of these ladies and how much they accomplish. They’re not afraid to tackle a queen size quilt, whether their first or 50th project.
My other start is a pair of toe up socks, two at a time with some lovely wool I found hidden in my storage room.
So that’s my past week in a nutshell. I’m hoping you all had some quality time with fabric, machines, wool or whatever makes your heart sing!
“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
Calvin and Hobbes