Hello and welcome to week #6 of WHOOMP There IT Is!
I can’t believe I haven’t opened my giant roll of batting. It’s been standing in the same corner of my bedroom for about 3 weeks now. I’ll cut into you soon enough Hobbs, I promise. 😉
Besides the custom quilt order
I’m working on at home, I’ve been going every Thursday to my instructor’s house to work on the Christmas gift paper piecing project
. She’s a lovely woman from Quilters Anonymous, our chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild
. Anyway, It’s all pinned up on her design wall. She’s been such a dear, coordinating my numbered fabrics w/the respective paper pieces. She gets several sets together and lines them up for me, so when I finish one, the next one is there ready and waiting. Yesterday was my 3rd week and I believe the 20″ square top will be completed in the next 2 Thursdays. It’s been such a pleasure visiting in her home and getting to know her and her husband.
I actually have quite a few things to do “by Christmas”; three other quilts, eight pillowcases and hopefully several (2 dozen or so) simple sewn gifts for friends. On my honor, I will try not to add another thing to my “by Christmas” list!
I’ve already been thinking about my resolutions for the new year. However, losing weight or exercising more have not even crossed my mind. A more important resolution to me, is to do one project at a time. I need to test and see just how productive I’ll be. I’m thinking it will probably be about the same, but w/much less stress and anxiety. Who’s with me? (side note: I wasn’t sure if I should’ve used who’s or whose. Grammar Check
says “no writing errors were found” either way…so I guess they are both acceptable??)
Back to the subject of paper piecing though, I’m really falling for it! I thought I was going to hate it but it’s quite amazing. I love how the Christmas gift project is coming along, but I wanted to have something
to show and share this week. Since I’m halfway finished w/the top of the custom order, I decided to use what I’ve learned paper piecing and do a small solo project. I stitched up these 2 blocks the other night; cups of tea. After I add embroidery floss to the tea bag tags, they shall become a pair of mug rugs. The pattern is one of several free patterns
, by Maartje of Quilt in Amsterdam
. Thank you Maartje!
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