This week in the studio
After a wild and wonderful weekend away, it’s been kind of nice to get back to the (relative) calm of my studio and projects. I did get a bit of knitting in on Evenstar, and finished the flowers and hexagons for the Midnight Garden quilt while we were in Spokane. This little wall quilt is going quickly now, and you can see the progress in the photos. Next step is the applique, and then the quilting. The flowers are appliqued on after the quilting is done.
Other things I worked on this week:
I spent 2 evenings updating the blog layout. My efforts were clumsy and time consuming, but I’ll keep at it. I thought it would be simple (like me!), but it didn’t turn out that way. It’s good enough for now, as I think content is a little more important than whether I like my fonts!
12 more blocks for the Hexagon QAL. Unless something surprising happens to change my mind, I’ve picked the layout for this quilt. I think we’re down to the last block pattern (Julie will release it this weekend), so I can pick my favorites to finish the rest of the blocks. Did I mention I want this to hang in our diningroom, and that we’ll need to paint first?
Trimming blocks for Diana’s quilt. I love this project. Seriously. I think I’m just over halfway. Did I mention I love it?
Almost finished with Clue 4 on Evenstar – finally! I have fallen behind, and now the Moonfleet KAL is starting. I’ll squeeze in some time this weekend.
I moved my HQ16 frame a bit – the next 2 quilts are approximately 100 inches square (queens) and I have to take the frame up to it’s full size. Thank goodness Jon doesn’t mind walking around it, because I think it might stay at full length for the forseeable future. (Thank you my Darling!)
I have lots of things going on the next couple weeks. Dates have been set for No Sew and Quilting meetings (May & June respectively) of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I met several of the members for dinner a couple weeks ago and am looking forward to learning more about them. There’s a Machine Quilters of Puget Sound meeting coming up next weekend. I haven’t been in awhile, so I’m looking forward to it. Also next weekend, we have tenative plans to meet another couple downtown for drinks on Sunday afternoon. She’s a Plurk buddy of mine, and they’re in town (from CA) to see family and go on a cruise. Fingers-crossed we’ll get all the details worked out!
The big excitement coming up is twofold – I’m planning to participate in the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day. It’s Monday, May 17th, and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to clean up the blog a bit. It just sounds like so much fun! The other event I’m looking forward to is the Blogger’s Quilt Festival (May 21-28). I have plenty to do to get ready for both. Click on the badges on the far right sidebar for more info on either event.
Lots more to share, but it’s late and I can hear the whole gang snoring. I better head that way. Thanks for visiting!