Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Big plans, little progress

Well, it is decided! I will make small framed wallhangings. Thanks for your feedback everyone! The first wallhanging is currently being quilted; so far, just in the ditch around the print diamonds.

I just finished piecing the second this afternoon.

Now I need to come up with two more 12" blocks for the last two wallhangings. I already ordered custom frames from Angela (well, actually from her husband, Jim) at Country Scrap Quilts. I've bought two quilt block frames from them before and I love them!

This time, I asked that they just be frames, no shelf or knobs.

I didn't get much sewing done today because once we got home, I was interviewed for my high school's alumni newsletter over the phone for nearly an hour. I was so honored to be asked, and I really enjoyed reminiscing about high school and my adult life up until now, my dreams, my hobbies, my family. Then, I helped Donald with his homework and put a ton of fabric in the wash (seriously, a ton - I can't believe how much new fabric I had, both purchases and winnings, that I hadn't washed yet! Inforgivable!), and then it was off to Jason's basketball practice and then a Board Meeting. Lots of possible sewing time taken up with other things, but at least they were all worthwhile pursuits.

So, even though it was in my plan for myself today, I didn't cut into the Boys Will Be Boys fabric yet, but I did find a photo of a quilt that I think I'd like to recreate in these fabrics, and sketched out a plan for myself - block size, cutting instructions, how many of each I need.
This may be the most pre-planning I have ever done for a quilt! Tomorrow, after work and school but before karate and a cub scout meeting, I vow to start cutting. This is yet another project that I'd love to have done before Christmas. We shall see...

Now it is off to bed. One of these days, I'm going to catch up on everyone's blogs, but lately, I've been feeling the need to get a full 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night. If I'm craving sleep, it must mean that I need it. Sweet dreams, blogland!