Friday, January 15, 2010

Quiltathon - Ahhhhh! SO READY!

TRYING not to feeling guilty.....
my entire family headed up north tonight to the farm for a weekend of fun and relaxation. However, **I** wanted a weekend of fun and relaxation HERE---quilting!

Over at PatchworkTimes, she's organized a Quiltathon for this weekend. JUST what I need to have some motivational productivity downstairs!!!

Tonight, I had some brief time downstairs to just check the status of the room; seeing what projects were out-n-front-n-center; of COURSE it's the Pineapple Blossom Blockswap, so I got a headstart into tomorrow's task by tackling another set of 12 blocks.
This is the current status of my sewing table when I turned out the light this evening; ONE final set cut and partially sewn.
Tired of sewing (gasp!), I decided to start pressing the bonus-triangles from the blocks.....Two full sets pressed....
one more set awaiting on the ironing board. OH!!!! That reminds me. I never informed you, my readers, that I was gifted a new WIDER ironing board for C'mas from my parents. LOVELY!!!



Status: TWO complete block sets (10 +1/charity in each set) to be sent off (left). ONE complete block set that I will keep (NOT quite up to par for a swap). When all is said and done tomorrow, THREE full sets will be sent off to the swap, a 4th will remain here, so I'll have a quilt using 42 (FORTY-TWO) blocks, set 6x7 once the swap is final. Red & Black aren't exactly my colors, but I eyed this GORGEOUS chinese-style fabric at Hancocks last weekend. They have a 50% sale coming up at the end of the month and HOPEFULLY the fabric will still be there (if it's meant to be). It would make a BEAUTIFUL border for this quilt.

Happy Friday. I hope you can find some quilting time for yourself this weekend!

5 comments:

scraphappy said...

Yea, quilting and alone time all at the same time. What could be better than that. Glad you were able to find enough red on red and black on black for the blocks. They look great. Getting ready to post myself, as soon as I finish up my blocks for Christmas Lights which was first on my list for the weekend.

Andee said...

Don't feel bad about getting in some me time--when mom recharges her batteries the whole family is happier! I wish I had been able to sew tonight, but I actually worked a Friday night which doesn't happen too often. I have the next three days off and am hoping to get to work on my Schnibbles. As always I look forward to seeing what you are up to. Those blocks look great!

Jackie said...

It sounds like a great weekend! Sometimes we simply need some time alone.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I'm just jealous! I want a weekend alone! Looks like you had a great time. Enjoy!

Lori said...

Sounds like a great weekend to me! Hope you get lots done.