Four more days until what you might be saying? Hmmm . . . should I tell you? Nope! You’re just going to have to wait. Stop back on December 9, 2012 after 5:00 pm (CST) to find out. In the mean time hang in there.
On Another Note
As you may or may not know I’ve been processing and assembling donated quilt blocks for the Quilting Gallery Sandy Quilt Block Drive. First I registered to make 20 blocks. Then I agreed to receive and process an additional 148 blocks, along with my own, into four quilts. I have been very, very busy. My own 20 blocks were finished and ready to go in short order. The remaining 148 have been slowly trickling in. To date I’ve taken shipment on 64 blocks. It takes 42 blocks to make a quilt. I have one quilt and it’s backing already to load on my long arm quilting machine. My current plans are to wait until I have the remaining three quilts ready before I begin quilting.
A Stumbling Block or Two
When I signed up to participate in the Sandy Quilt Block Drive I knew full well some of the items I would receive might possibly need a little tweaking. For the most part I’ve been pleased with the donated specimens. There have, however, been a few glitches that have challenged my patience. Let me share with you a short list of suggestions to help make your future donations successful.
1. Make sure your fabrics are not soiled.
2. Make sure your fabrics are not damaged.
3. Make sure your machine is properly tuned. Using the wrong tension can lead to unstable or puckered seams.
4. Stitch all the way to the end of the seam.
5. Make sure all seam allowances are safely tucked on the wrong side of the block.
6. Don’t submit a block that can’t possible be pressed flat.
7. Carefully follow all instructions.
By using the above suggestions, as a basis for future endeavors, I can guarantee you will be a successful participant.
Another Day of Sewing with My Daughter
Last Sunday my oldest daughter and I got together for a day of sewing. Our hopes were to spend most of the time occupied behind our machines with little other time spent goofing off. By the end of the day I believe we managed a 50-50 spread. One thing always leads to another which renders our best laid plans off kilter.
On our list of accomplishments was the successful re-working of six Sandy Quilt Blocks, the completion of my secret project (mentioned above), lunch at a darling little sandwich shop, and a trip to a local Big Box home improvement store. Time always, always passes too quickly when absorbed in activities. I look forward to our time together and am always disappointed when it is over. Tentative plans have been made to gather again in two weeks. Whether or not we will be able to follow through remains to be seen. With the holidays quickly approaching our date just might be postponed.
That’s All For Now
That pretty much sums up my week. My intentions are to keep chipping away at my Sand Quilt Block project. Who knows, perhaps next week I will have made leaps and bounds.
I’m Linking Up
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