I got my fourth block in my Plain and Fancy quilt done yesterday. I am loving the way my blocks are coming together! I started the BOM 5 months behind and am at least 2 blocks ahead of some of the ladies at the shop I am doing it through.
Also, I am starting on a great fabric reorganization. I am a little nervous, there is a lot to do, but my stash has outgrown my current system (yardage on hangers in my studio closet, FQs in a shelf of my bookcase, scraps sorted by color in plastic shoe boxes). In every case, there is far too much fabric to be contained. I now have piles and piles of yardage that won’t fit on the hangers (which I am now out of…), plus two big totes, one of shop fabric, one of fabric for charity quilts.
So I ordered 300 Silver era comic book boards and am going with mini bolts for yardage, minier bolts for FQs, and hopefully at that point I will figure out something to do with scraps :). I want some sort of hutch/shelving for mini bolt storage, but will wait to see what I want when I see how many mini bolts I have. :)
For me, it has been a struggle to keep my studio closet organized, maybe I can get somewhere when I get the yardage out of there. And if I’m super lucky, I want to try to fit a bigger cutting table in my studio. That however, seems unlikely. :)
My book boards arrive today, wish me luck.
I did my month 3 Plain and Fancy block today. Here’s what I have done so far:
There’s a little peek of my Swoon block in the corner, too.
Tomorrow’s adventure? Who knows.
I got my two winter rows completed in the Row by Row Experience.
And today I made yeast rolls using the Texas Roadhouse knockoff recipe I found on Pinterest. So yummy.
One last thing: after doing the MQG webinar presented by its founder, I joined up with the ladies and gents on the Quilt Design a Day group on Facebook. I am in day 2. I want to try to get it done every day for at least a month.
So I got back into my groove this weekend, I finished 3 quilts. My first was my “Hedgehogs in the City” quilt. The kit I bought back in May when I was in Illinois with my mom. This quilt, I believe will be going into my collection. I love the little hedgehogs. :)
The second quilt I finished is my Zombie Apocalypse Crib quilt, using the Riley Blake fabric collection of the same name. This quilt is up in my Etsy Shop if it doesn’t sell, I might keep it for myself. ;)
The final quilt is a donation quilt for my local VNA through my quilt guild. It’s the same pattern as the Zombie Apocalypse quilt, but with much different fabrics. The fabrics were donated to my guild, we made up kits for tops. I took 2, this is the first to be completed.
Here’s hoping my roll continues. :) I have 2 other quilts basted, ready to quilt, and the bindings made. I am trying to whittle down my UFO stash. :)
How about a catch up? Well…. When I last posted, I was starting the row by row experience on vacation in Georgia. Well, the vacation ended in dramatic shambles. Since getting home I have been working myself back into the groove, completing an order and two doll quilts. The first one, I forgot to take a picture of. The second one, our theme was “Mellow Yellow.” I decided to go with a lemon theme. Here’s what I came up with:
I think it’s cute and I am psyched to send it off.
A new order came in last night, so a Princess Peach is on the books for me to work on, I am still working on my Row by Row Experience, I have about 7 tops to get quilted. I have also started the top for my nephew’s 3rd birthday in September.
My plate is full, but in a good way. So here’s to a full plate.
Today I got my first row in the Row by Row Experience on our vacation in Georgia. I am excited. I would like to get another before we leave the state. Then we will see where the rest of the summer takes me!
I put together a swoon block the other day. I am not a huge fan of my color choices plus, I didn’t have enough fabric to do what I wanted, so I am not at all surprised that I am not a fan. :) but it was a tester, I wasn’t planning on making a whole quilt of it.
Last week I also made a top from a kit that I got when I was in Illinois visiting my family in May.
This one is called Hedgehogs in the City. I love it. Now to figure out how to quilt it. :)