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Sew-Up Summer – Week Three Update

Last week was a great week for crossing projects off the list. This week was a good week for the same, but a fantastic week for spreading some quilt love.  My nephew Zach celebrated his 16th birthday, and at the party yesterday he received his quilt.  He loved it, and I was a very proud auntie!

My big finish for the week was Amanda’s quilt. It proved to be a bit more of a challenge to quilt,  both in design and execution.  The top thread I picked blended beautifully on the front, and the bobbin thread was lovely on the back. The problem: I was quilting blind most of the time. Lots of lessons learned with that – mostly about letting go of expectations and just having a fun with the process. Better thread choices, design choices and lighting might get more consideration in the future, too.

All that being said, here’s the reward:

Vibrant colors, crazy kitties, ribbon meander in the open areas, and lots of big floppy flowers in the borders and center squares.  It’s pure Amanda.

I can’t cross Bodhi’s quilt off the list yet, but the top is finished and ready for quilting. It’s been hanging on the wall in our bedroom since Saturday and I adore it. Jon did comment this morning that we really do need a wall quilt for that spot. Thank goodness I have one in-work….next month maybe! I also released the first half of the instructions and the 2nd half is coming along quickly.

So here’s the list after Week Three:

  1. Binding on the SMQG project. Finished!
  2. Quilt and bind Ashlee’s Baby Bali quilt. Finished!
  3. VQB blocks/swaps for August (Moody Blues, {Modern 12}, Pins & Needles, Bee There or Bee Square, Postcard Swap) – Four blocks finished!
  4. Make the last 4 (now only 2!) blocks for the July {Modern 12} quilt. Two blocks finished.
  5. Quilt and bind Zach’s quilt
  6. Quilt and bind Amanda’s quilt
  7. Finish piecing Diana’s quilt
  8. Quilt and bind Beth’s quilt
  9. NEW: Make Bodhi’s quilt and create a tutorial – quilting is finished and Part One of the instructions are out.

All in all, a terrific week in the studio!

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. So, How does this great progress work out in the list you gave me?
    The quilts are georgous. You some great work.

    August 24, 2010
    • Thanks! This makes three of the six completely done and gifted. I have a mid-September deadline for #4, and the last two by early November. So you’re doing some great work, too!

      August 24, 2010

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