How was your week? Mine was mostly slow. I took the week off from intense, catch up housework and just did the daily chores. Tuesday morning was mine - Pandora playing, the boys out of the house, and me crawling around on the floor with my tailor's mat measuring quilt backs. I got 2 backs together and one small topper spray basted.
Then I hit my usual snag. I stabilized my quilts with some SID. It has been so long, since early June, I think, since I did any FMQ. Once I get started I will be fine but it's the getting started that is difficult.
There are more than I thought. If you would like to give English paper piecing a try head over to Paper Pieces. They are celebrating National Sewing Month with free shipping this week. Check out more flower gardens at Pigtales & Quilts.
Clover & Violet. Here are blocks #5 and #6. Three more to go.
With an allergy headache all day yesterday, nothing was better than sitting in the recliner and stitching.
Green Bag Lady blog. It's home dec weight fabric and the bag is larger than most GBL bags.
It is number 17, 177! Isn't that something?! Teresa has given away more than 17,000 bags to help save the environment. I love my little shopping bags. It seems that those plastic bags multiply overnight. I never remember to take them to the grocery store with me to put them in the recycle bin so we have bunches of them in the garage.
Here are my in progress quilting projects.
This one is a disappearing 9 patch from Moda Bake Shop that I pieced at retreat back in January. I will use it as a table topper in my living room.
This one is a simple pattern that used 9 FQs. I was planning to make it for charity but my mom gushed over the fabric so I figured it will be her birthday present.
This is the first time I've used flannel as a back and it seems to be fine so far. I have a larger quilt in the queue that will also have a flannel back.
Dakota Cabin Quilts for $37 - eight patterns - that's less than $5 each!
Don't look for these on my work table any time soon. I have to many UFOs to finish up. Maybe after the holidays I can play with the pretty flowers.
My numbers remain the same.
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 47
Added this Week: 9.25
Added Year to Date: 92.425
Net Used for 2011: -45.425
Head over the Judy's at Patchwork Times for more stash numbers.
Have a great week!!!
Have a great week!!!