Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's Wednesday again, bits of progress

Last Wednesday I had so much progress to share, this week, not so much. I made a back for my Granny Square quilt, quilted it and trimmed it. I take my quilts to my largest table to trim them so that I can spread them out to keep the edges square and straight.

In case you are looking for it, the tutorial for the Granny Squares is here at Blue Elephant Stitches. Oh, and these beautiful grannies were made by my talented friends in the Modern Stitching Bee last year so it is about time that they become a quilt.

While I was there I trimmed the Giant Plus and the St. Louis 16 Patch quilts too. This coming week I am binding all three.

I found this cute pink cube at the store. It is a wireless bluetooth speaker that will play music from my iPhone or computer. It can work anywhere, on the sewing machine, on the dash of the car, at work. And, did I mention that it is pink.

I bought a 30 yard roll of batting from my local quilt shop. I like having loads of batting on hand. I opened this roll to baste the Grannie Squares.

And, for the rest of my week, well, I did other stuff, not quilting.

My list for next week, from last week's unfinished business, is:
  • Bindings for the Giant Plus, the St. Louis 16 Patch and Granny Squares quilts.
  • Finish the little bit of quilting on the Emerald Irish Chain quilts - I really want to do this before I take the fmq foot off the machine, hopefully tonight after work.
  • Sort, trim, count and take stock of the pickle dishes, finish the blocks I have units for, and develop a plan for finishing it. 
  • Get those place mats finished.
  • Finish knitting Krista's hat, take stock and see if she needs a better one.
  • Recover my ironing board before the top falls apart - this is reaching a critical priority.
  • Start the Tula Pink City Sampler blocks. I am only about half way behind, I think there is time to catch up.
You can see that it is mostly the same list over, I really did not make much progress at all this past week.

And a couple of other projects:
  • I really really want to make an improv project, I may have to do that this week.
  • Get the third quarter ending and the final quarter beginning of the Finish-A-Long organized.
Again, far too much to do but one can plan.

           WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I will link to Lee at Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network, see you there.

And today is September 11 - 9/11 - a day that will be forever etched in my memory. A day of terror, a day were so many were lost, and a day where so many ordinary heros did their very best. I remember, I expect you do too.