When I started this blog I planned on posting once a week but I haven’t been living up to it. Blogging isn’t easy and it takes a lot of time. Writing, editing, editing/posting pics, links, labels, hashtags, sharing…aghhh!! When I get home from work it’s shall I sew or shall I blog? It’s not always an easy decision but sewing usually wins. Blogging is great though and I’m excited to say I made a new friend! Meet +Greta Anderson from Material Detachment. A marvelous seamstress/quilter and a remarkable writer. I had the pleasure of talking w/ her on the phone yesterday. She’s an admirable person w/a huge heart for kids and humanity! Make sure to stop by her blog.
As you can see, I’ve made quite a bit of progress on the Kaleido-Hex quilt, officially known as a One Block Wonder (I’ll be referring to it as 1BW going forward). It still isn’t the only thing I’ve been working on (see distractions below: origami bag and applique). Once I have all of strips sewn together it will measure approx 56 x 90. I’m planning this for a king size bed so the side borders will have to be substantial. I picked out border fabric yesterday. What do you think?
This coming Saturday I’ll be heading out for a week long quilting retreat to Colorado w/a couple of friends. I’m so excited! I’m also very ambitious and will be taking at least 4 projects to work on, one of which will be the 1st quilt I’m getting paid $$ to make (A Rag Quilt). I’ll also be taking the 1BW, the applique wall hanging and a Quilts w/o Corners quilt that I’m turning into a tree skirt.
For the Rag quilt I bought some charm packs, but I have the backing and fleece already cut.
I whipped up another cute Origami bag over the weekend for a friend’s birthday.
The wall hanging is ready to be appliqued which I plan on doing while I’m in Colorado.
This is the Quilts w/o Corners quilt that will become a tree skirt. You can’t really tell from this pic…or maybe you can…but the edge of this quilt is all jacked up. I’m going to cut a slit in it, cut the middle circle out AND attempt to add a ruffle of Christmas fabric to the edge.
Until next time, Happy Sewing!
A Thread for Life
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.
1 Chron 16:34
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