Thought I’d pop in today with some fun stuff for a change! I’ve been fairly boring lately. I guess that’s what happens when you never go anywhere; and for lack of anything better to do, I’m just working every day! You’d think I’d be catching up some, but I don’t feel like I am.
Anyway, I’ve found a couple things I think you’ll like, so I’m here today to tempt you with those.
Here’s a couple links you might wanna check out:
Rita at Red Pepper Quilts has a tutorial for a Scrappy Cross Quilt. The one she made is absolutely fabulous (as is everything she makes), and it would be a great use of scraps!
Sherri, at A Quilting Life, has an article offering 11 Productivity Tips for Quilters. I need to follow every one of these, but I can’t get my act together enough! It’s something to aspire to.
I’ve started working on my Postage Stamp quilt again. I started this quilt in June of 2011 — you’d think I’d be done by now! I’m doing mine checkerboard style with white, and while I thought I was a lot further along than this, I managed to unearth 14 blocks. Maybe there are others hiding somewhere? And no plan. So I’m gonna make a plan to see how many blocks I still need, and I have lots of parts and pieces, so I should be able to make a few more blocks really quickly. Then I’ll probably find more blocks and have to make a second one!
I’m still making Snowball blocks, too. I’m using all these little scrap projects as my leaders and enders while I’m stitching up the new Block-of-the-Month quilts — I’m so excited to get to show them to you next month!
There’s a couple appliqué projects I’m itching to get back to, and a few of my own quilts I’d love to get quilted up, but that’s not even on the radar, what with the backlog of customer stuff I have here right now.
I did recently buy a few new pantograph patterns I’ve had my eye on, and I’m getting to try one out today. I finished two massive king-sized custom quilts in the last couple weeks, so I’m treating myself to something easy before I move on to the next custom quilt.
As busy as I’ve been, you’d think I’d have more to show you, but nope! I can’t show you the BOM until the big reveal in August, but that’s coming right up, so stay tuned. I have a stack of quilts here that need binding, and I’ll show you those once I’m done. See? I’m still fairly boring!
My Cowboy did buy me a couple presents, and it’s not even my birthday. I completely wore out my Kate Spade cowgirl purse, so he got me another cowgirl purse, and this one is RED!!! It even came with a little zipper pouch inside, and he got me a beanie baby goat. And I’m not even going anywhere to carry a purse, so this one should last me awhile! Plus, he gave it to me without a horror story like the last one.
And then . . . he got me this great tote bag with my horse on it! It was so weird that the morning this arrived in the mail, I had woken up thinking, “I sure do miss my Bonnie.” Strange timing! But this bag is great — it’s got all kinds of pockets. I can envision loading it up with handwork projects to take to a sew day, but alas . . . the plague! (as my friend, Sam Hunter, says — haha!)
I’m off to go see if I can do any more damage to the mess on my cutting table. The next organizing task is coming up Wednesday, and I’m not done with the last one yet!
I was supposed to be leaving this Wednesday for my annual retreat with my best buds, but that’s not happening, either. We’re all sad about that.
Happy stitching! I hope you’re having a wonderful July so far!