I quilted the Paddington's Class Act and am almost done hand-sewing the binding down. I need to finish it today though because it's one of my samples for my class that starts tomorrow night. I have 5 "students" signed up; a perfect number for a Beginner's course. Only one of the ladies needs to use a school sewing machine, so hopefully not much time will be needed to be spent on knowing how to use a machine.
Next.....I started pulling fabrics for my student's Design a Quilt pattern that was chosen by the kids. Holy buckets! There are a LOT of colors and I had a dickens of a time narrowing them down. I needed to stop at the good ol' Walmart Wednesday after vball to pick up some greens, because my stash just didn't mesh well.
Right when I was about to start cutting (yesterday), I realized I hadn't thought about the FQ drawer! I exchanged one of the purples to this FUN one (2nd from right), and it just seems to "click" so much nicer! Yesterday morning, I then spent cutting and strip-piecing to make the 24 "blue/green" blocks. It went really fast! and FUN!
I dug into the yellow by the afternoon (before heading out to the school's play The Wizard of Oz with Cassie). Sadly, I didn't have enough of the yellow I really liked, so I decided to split the yellow 50/50 with another solid yellow, and will symmetrically alternate them through the quilt.
When uploading pics last night and needing to create folder for the pics, I realized I hadn't thought of a name for the project yet. Since Chloe is the name of the student that created the design, I thought Chloe's Colors was so fitting! Just in the Green/Blue blocks alone, there are 16 fabrics, THEN there is the red & orange & yellow surrounding the blocks (that's now 19), PLUS there is a bright pink that stands out in the other area; so that brings the total to at least 20! Yeah.......Chloe's COLORS sure seems fitting!
Happy Sunday. Lots to do today, and I really should make a priority list rather than a "want-to-only-work-on-the-fun-stuff" list.
1) Hand-sew Paddington (tonight in front of the TV---one solid hour left)
2) Grade Math 7 tests (umm.....tomorrow during 1st hour prep should be sufficient)
3) Plan Math 7 lessons for the week (teaming up with Science teacher to cover metric, so yeah....MUST spend about an hour today planning.....)
4) Polish up Steps 1 and 2 for the Class Act - Beginning Quilting class (handouts & Powerpoint)
5) Sew more on Chloe's Colors
6) Finish quilting Scrappy Irish Chain . OH YEAH! I started that Thursday night? and am half done with it.
Okay....let's see how I do.....
off 'til later.