The quilting day began by putting the final borders on my Chunky Churndash top (81.5" x 94"). It will need to remain at this stage until I can get some more batting into the house. OR, I may even send this one out to a LA'er.
Then, I put the final borders on Snuggler (71" x 87"), which also will remain at this stage. (No batting, remember?)
Next came some actual "functional" sewing. My stack of "clothes-needing-seam-fixes" had grown to 8 items, so I finally just DID THEM! Two of my shirts, two pants for Caitlyn, one for Cassie, one sweater for Cassie, shirt of Paul's, and a neck-warmer of Paul's. Felt good to tackle that and get them off my shelf!
Looking around and tidying up, I found this panel of Noah's Ark. Knowing it would be a quick finish, I found some flannel Noah Ark theme fabric for the backing, used some small pieces of batting, and went about trying out this 'painter's tape' method of grid line quilting.
All went well until the middle :0( I guess I should have started there? I still don't know if it would have helped.....I used the puffy poly batting which caused the layers to shift a smidge. Oh well, maybe a doll quilt for the girls?
Digging into the 2" strip bin, pulling fabrics, I pieced together 9 more Pineapple blocks (Bonnie pattern). I'm all set to make up a couple of sets in Black, white and red for the January block swap. I'll be calling the quilt shop tomorrow to "put in my order." The shop closes at 4:00; if I leave school by 3:30, I should get there around 3:50. I know she'll be willing to throw some things together ahead of time for me (and wouldn't mind staying open a bit later than 4:00 to accommodate a quilter in need!) She's a great gal!
I also finished up Carolina Christmas Step 1 today as leaders-enders.
My new leaders-n-enders is Bonnie's pattern...ummmm...gosh, can't remember the name; have to find that Quiltmaker again (Jan, 2009?), using blues/whites 4-patches and HST's. My Blue Heaven?? Anyway, now I can move on to Step 2.
Back to the grind-stone tomorrow **sigh**
At least my vacation brought me back to my somewhat normal quilting obsession :0)
Oh Yeah - Stash Report
Used this week: 8.5 yards
Purchased this week: 2 yards
Used-to-date 2010: 8.5 yards
Purchased-to-date 2010: 2 yards
Net used: 6.5 yards