The last two weeks were a total fail on finishing the projects on my list. I suppose it is not surprising, especially during the first week. We did have a very successful garage sale and we regained quite a bit of space in our garage. Now if we could just keep that trend going. LOL
Then, I got a new Windows-based computer. I had to buy a computer to work with Pro-Stitch Studio; it won't work with Macs. After I got it installed I spent way too long watching videos about how it works and playing with my pantographs (quilting patterns).
(In spring I would often find myself scrolling through websites looking for patterns I liked and would spend upwards of $10-15 each for them, but then I ran across the One Song Needle Arts website and her prices were amazing. Yes, many of the sets are just pieces repeated with minor changes, but she has a lot of nice patterns. Somehow, I talked myself into buying her complete collection, upwards of 3000 pantographs. Now I have a ton of patterns and instead of scrolling through patterns I don't own, now I mostly scroll through patterns I do.)
My husband did finish quilting the Sewcialites quilt. I think he did a fantastic job. I'll probably do a post about just that project once I finish the binding and we get it outside to take some photos. The photo below was taken while it was still in progress; I didn't actually remember to take a photo before removing it from the frame.Morris Garden quilt I finished last November. Even with all my new pantographs, it was difficult to find pre-made patterns that work with it. I spent a lot of time auditioning different options. my Finger Lakes quilt (which I finished almost exactly a year ago). During my earlier search, I found several pantograph options that looked like they would fit the shape. That project went much better.
|Those lines are just jumps that won't appear on the finished quilt|
because those threads are trimmed. And, to be honest,
I won't just put this quilt on the frame and quilt it all at once.
- Add the last border on the Groovy Garden Broken Bricks lap quilt.
- Assemble a backing for it.
- Make my Purple RSC blocks.
- Work on my Stained Glass blocks.
- Bind the Sewcialites Quilt.
- Figure out the next project and start cutting it out.
- Assemble a backing for the Graceful Moments Flimsy.
- Long Arm quilt another lap quilt. (I think I only have 3 left now.)
Thanks to Linda for hosting Tuesday ToDo.