It's Tuesday again! This winter has been flying by. Last week I hoped to work on the following tasks:
1. Finish assembling the Rhododendron Trail quilt flimsy.
So close. I finished assembling the center portion, but it still needs the border. I will get it finished in another couple of hours. It outgrew my small design wall so I have to put it on the floor now.
2. Continue work on my latest Leader-Ender quilt.
I finished sewing all the pieces that I had cut out, but then I decided it would be too bland to make the quilt with just aqua pieces.
So, today I cut out and started sewing some light purple pieces as well. Now it will be more like this when it is finished. Of course, now I'll have twice as many pieces as I'll need so I may end up making a second one in the same colors.
3. Start getting ready to move my quilting room. I need to figure out the final arrangement of furniture for the relocation and I need to decide if I should pack up any of my stash.
I got distracted over the weekend with cleaning and washing fabric. I had quite a large pile of unwashed fabric and I spent all weekend washing it and still didn't get it all finished. I have clearly started hoarding fabric. It's time to stop buying fabric.
|This is the pile of washed but not yet ironed fabric.|
There is still fabric in the machines so the pile will get higher. Sigh.
On the topic of shopping, I did manage to get a great score at JoAnn's this weekend. I was able to use a 60% off coupon on a 15-yard roll of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 quilt batting. I am ready to have my long arm delivered.
I also spent several hours doing general cleaning upstairs over the weekend in preparation for the furniture shuffle. As soon as the basement is finished we're going to be moving our bedroom down into the basement and I am going to take over the master bedroom as my quilting studio. Yes, I have the best husband ever. =)
Bonus: I also started getting ready for Edyta Sitar's 2022 Mystery Quilt. It starts on
Feb 28 Mar 15. Fortunately, I bought the Alaska ruler on a whim last summer when I had a coupon for the Fat Quarter Shop, so I'm all ready to go.
I learned from the last mystery quilt and decided to change the colors to better suit my taste. I like purple a lot more than blue so I pulled various shades from my stash. This is the first pass, but now I'm thinking the colors are too dark; I definitely need to add more mediums and pull out the darkest couple.
For next week, I would like to:
- Put the outer border on the Rhododendron Trail quilt.
- Continue work on the Leader-Ender quilt.
- Start on the Rhododendron Trail lap quilt using the leftover blocks.
- Keep cleaning my sewing room!