Thursday, April 7, 2011

Getting it all done!

As I mentioned last week, the middle of April is the center of my quilting universe right now.  I don't know how  I managed it, but between April 16 and 20, I agreed to do three classes and a demo, plus this week is the date I set for having Jake's quilt turned in for machine quilting!  I work well with deadlines, but absolutely HATE the last minute.  I feel like I am late if I'm not ready a week in advance.    So, needless to say, I have been sewing a LOT the last few weeks, in an effort to get it all ready in time.
Since it was so close to being finished, I put this little quilt on top of the pile.  Once the machine quilting was done, and the binding machine sewn, the rest could be done during the evening when I can find something worth watching on TV.  (More and more difficult every week!)  SO cute, don't you think?

I got Jake's quilt top finished and decided I'd piece as much of the back as I could with the scraps- none of which were big enough to make a matching pillowcase.

This was as far as I got.  This meant two things:
1- I only had to buy a yard of fabric for the back!
2- There will be NO scraps from this quilt!!!

I'm teaching a patchwork jacket class, inspired by the work of Priscilla Kibbee, for my guild- using a mola I bought from Priscilla.  This is one of my pieced sections.  I can't wait to start putting it together!!!

April has arrived, and with it the "mud season" we have to get through before the real spring!
This is the same spot I showed last week, after heavy rain- and thunder- on Monday! Needless to say I won't be pulling weeds in the garden without hip waders.

I am grateful for:
70 degrees in the forecast. Even if it will be raining!
I heard peepers the other night!
Sleep, when I can get it.
My sweet son.
Brownies for sale in the forum!

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