Monday, February 16, 2015

Mid-Month Progress report

Well since I've been back from retreat it has been pretty busy around here.

I have a commission quilt to do for a client that is double sided. WOW! The pattern they picked out was originally for a lap quilt soooooooo- I had them purchase twice the amount of fabric cause they wanted a queen. This is taking a little longer to piece than I anticipated. Here are some of the blocks. They are not in their permanent spot yet, just up on the design wall so I can get an idea of how may more I need.

Since this pic, I have added more blocks and I do believe I still need about 30 more. One side is this color and the other side will be blues.

I have also quilted 3 client quilts last week. After doing those I decided to put on my Seahawks quilt that I did at the retreat.

This is the top. I quilted it with a meander all over and in the larger blue squares I put in the number 12. The binding will be dark blue. I will set here tonight and sew that binding down.

I have also been making up little kits for the classes I will be teaching at the retreat in April. I figured this year I would do 4 small items that sew up quickly for students to use as gift ideas. I have given them a choice to either supply their own fabrics and notions or purchase a a kit already with everything needed.  There are only 3 kits I'm making up because the fourth item is easier for them to supply the fabric as I could not make one up at a reasonable and inexpensive cost to them. The other three kits I'm making 50 each. I have 2 of them totally done and about 1/4 of the way through the last kit. I've also been writing up the patterns for the classes. WHEW!

THEN----the LQS that I do the BOM at has been waiting for the fabric to come in for the next BOM. Well it finally came in and they cut me a kit so I can get the sample made up for display. I got it Thursday---------the new BOM starts March 2nd!!!!! We usually have the sample up at least 1to 2 months before so we can get sign-ups. I spent today working on that. Hopefully I can get that finished in the next couple of days.
Here's 6 of the blocks completed today.

I think that about covers what I've been up to. Oh yeah, I also serviced 2 machines (Featherweights).
Okay---that's all.

Hope you've been able to get some quality sewing time.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Another FAL Finish

Well here's another item off my list for the 2015 FAL hosted by On The Windy Side.

With this one done that just leaves one more project to do on my list.
The original post is here for the list.
This little project worked up rather quickly. I can see doing more in my future.
See what else is going on HERE.
Thanks for stopping by.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ocean Retreat

Grow Your Blog post is found Here

Superbowl weekend I went to a retreat at Ocean Shores. There were 11 of us at the retreat and we had a wonderful time. (I was home in time to watch the game.)

I did get a few things done that I wanted to do.  First up is a quilt top that will become my "car" quilt. This will travel in my restored car when I get it and have it restored.

Next up, needs no explanation.

I also took some inventory to work on and made some good progress on that.

We had plenty to eat.

The sausage in the foreground is called---what else---"Beast Mode" sausage. It is soooooooo good.

Here are some shots of the room we had to sew in.

Here are some of the projects being worked on.

All in all a wonderful weekend with wonderful friends.

Hope everyone has a beautiful day, and hope you can fit in some sewing time.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February LYOF Goal

Post for Grow Your Blog can be found here.

My project this month for Lovely Year of Finishes is----

This is a mystery quilt from one of my Facebook groups. I just need to get it quilted and bound.
Linking up to LYOF HERE.

Next post I will tell you all about my quilting retreat weekend, but right now I have to go watch the 2nd half of the Super Bowl. GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,