Monday, May 19, 2008

Quilt-A-Thon

I sort of joined in on Judy L's quilt-a-thon this weekend. I could do this because DH drove with DD and her friend to Madison and moved all her stuff home on Fri and Sat.  This left my previously busy weekend more free that I thought! 

 I *need* to get going on that quilt for my sister so here is what I did.  I first finished sewing all the 3 patch units together like this.

Then I sewed them all into 9 patch units like this.
Then they all had to be trimmed (which I HATE doing) like this.
Finally I got to sew the 9 patch units into rows with their white blocks in between like this.  I got 6 of the 13 rows sewn.  Some are even sewn into 2 row units.  I am making progress.  Hallie was lying in this one when I left for work this am.  That should be good.  Calico fur all over it!
It is pretty big so I really doubt if I will put a border on it.  I found some graded purple fabric that I think will make a great binding.  I need to get this done so I can 
1-Sew the binding on TUQ
2-Sew the binding on the U of M quilt (I know, what? it still needs to be done)
3-Make and sew on labels for both 1 and 2 above as well as turn and hand sew above binding down.
4-Cut out the white-on-white squares for the back of the wedding quilt (What was I thinking??) And draw on the 1/4" lines.  One quilt per wedding from now on!  I still need to go and buy the fabric for that too.
5-Cut out the quilt that will go with #4
6-Cut out the blocks for Liz's mom's bear and moose quilts and sew them.

I think I need to stop as I am getting depressed!  I need to clean the house and get ready for DH's BIG 50th birthday on Friday.  I am not sure what we will do yet but he needs something special! 

2 comments:

Natalie said...

If I ever stopped to write down all of the steps ahead of me for finishing a quilt project... whoa! I would definitely quit! Just kidding... I do find it easier to only think one step ahead though.
50 years? It does call for something special... I hope he enjoys a good party; that's the first hurdle to making your plans easier.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, good...someone else who's as busy as I am! Slow down, take a deep breath, and focus on your party. Everything else will fall in line. I always and forever am biting off more than I can chew and what am I left with? A full mouth and nothing completed. Ha!! I'm standing by to to the Heimlich maneuver should you need me...

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