Sunday, February 07, 2021

Preparing for another Quilty week!

 After finishing four quilts in four days, I really needed some time out!  Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on my Guiding Star quilt - I am loving reading about your own charity quilts, and seeing how wonderfully generous quilters are as a group!  I hope you have had a restful weekend as well and are prepared for another week coming up.

I got the fabric for the back of the sloth quilt, and it is sooo perfect!  Did I tell you the whole story about ordering it?  I found this at Joann's Fabric website.  I wanted to order 5 yards, but I could only order 4 or 8 yards.  Since I could use a 50% off coupon, I went ahead and ordered the whole 8 yards thinking I could use the extra and make pillowcases or something.  When I ordered there was a notification that my fabric might not be in one continuous piece, and I was fine with that.  What really got me is that I received a 6 yard piece from California and am waiting for the final two yards from somewhere else.  I have a mind to see if I can return the two yard piece since I don't need it and won't even open the package if I can do that.  The good news is that I got back pieced and basted the quilt over the weekend.  I'll work on getting it quilted tomorrow - SIL's birthday is on Saturday, so I should have it ready for gifting by then!  So exciting!

Here's a pretty picture of Alouette!  I'm getting ready to get that listed on Etsy.  I've got a few more I need to take pictures of and get listed while I am at it.  The quilts are starting to pile up again around here and I'd like to get some of them re-homed!  My other plans for this week?

  1. I need to see if I have fabric to back my UFO challenge quilt for this month - time to quilt my Seashore Splendor quilt!
  2. Finish up some chair pads that have been on the back burner.
  3. Repair a down comforter for my friend who I'll see on Friday.
  4. Finish up a new table runner idea that I've been playing with - this one will be a new pattern.
  5. Sew the borders onto Celtic Solstice.
Sounds pleasantly busy, and will get me moving forward!  Plus I need to keep up with this weeks new posts for the Quilts for a Cause blog hop!  Check out the prize for this week from Island Batik!  Plus, of course all the great giveaways from the Ambassadors - you really need to check them out, and the quilts are so inspiring!  This week you can win Mystery - designed by Claudia Pfiel! 

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If you missed any of last week's posts you can see the recap here....End of Week One

And here is this week's schedule:

February 8:

February 9:

February 10:

February 11:

February 12:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway



Lace Faerie said...

Love the intense colors and fun patterns of the batiks! Have a great and productive week!

Barb said...

Beautiful batiks!! I have gotten pretty good with a scant 1/4" seam allowance!

mumbird3 said...

I am great at piecing tops but slow to quilt!!

Carol Andrews said...

I love the colours in Mystery. It’s one of my favourite new collections. Congrats on the Sloth finish. I’m sure it’s ready to gift by now 😉