I was hoping to get an entire Fireworks quilt cut out and
ready to bring to the upcoming retreat this coming weekend.
It took me WAY longer than I anticipated to do all the cutting.
Never mind I expanded the quilt and so made much more work for myself.
Yes I said never mind!
I went up to my sewing room around noon.
I emerged at 4 to grab a quick bite to eat then again at 7ish for dinner.
My back had had enough at that point.
I did manage to get all the stars cut out.
I always seem to underestimate how long it will take to choose the fabrics, press all the fabrics and then do all the cutting.
This is what I started with. Purple, gray and aqua.
That all got turned into these.
I realized just how few grays I actually have in my stash and I still need to use gray for my next quilt.
While I have a LOT of aqua I have very little that is lighter in color.
There were also many, and did I say MANY? strips of white that still need to be subcut.
I am making progress though and it should be beautiful when it is done (if I live that long).
It's a good thing I love this girl!
This is going to be a wedding quilt for one of my daughter's besties.
I can't wait to actually begin the sewing.
While I am being overly confident in my abilities to get everything done, I am also bringing a dress pattern to try to make a mock up of for my daughter.
How do you sew for someone that is so far away?
I told her to message me her measurements so we will see how that goes.
I need to choose some mock up fabric to bring with me and go get a zipper.
I was wondering if anyone out there knows of any fabulous quilt shops in the Sarasota Florida area?
Looks like hubby and I will be going there next month to visit his dad and his wife.
Maybe Venice too, if I can convince him to take me there.
I love looking for sharks teeth along that beach!
How was your weekend?