Thursday, January 13, 2011

Does a bad day end good if one quilted?

No Doubt!!!!

Without going into what was bad, all I will say is it started early when I replied to an email and it went to the whole company.  It was downhill from there.

Tonight I tried to keep my mood in check and stay very patient with the kids.  One does feel a bit better after the zen of quilting.

What I did tonight was finish cutting the fabric for Baby C's quilt. Yesterday I started cutting out the strips and I made a mistake, cut the strips 6" rather than 6 1/2".  Holly crap because I can't get either of the focus fabrics that I had cut out.  Oh well, now the quilt will be 60 1/2" wide rather than 66" wide.  No big deal, lucked out this time.  Actually it was much easier to cut 6" pieces. All that's left now is cutting the batting then all ready to start sewing.

Now the big question, what to work on next.  Monday is Prayers and Squares and really I want to finish the backing for that quilt, then that will be checked off.  I also can't wait too long on quilting that baby quilt for Lia or starting the baby quilt I'm working on.  I'll have to try to find when the baby shower is.

Oh my, so many projects so little time.

One of my hopes for this blog was to post a lot of pictures of the progress each day.  Not too so successful so far.

These are the fabrics for Baby C's quilt, now all cut up.  He's pretty excited about it.  I'm not sure if I mentioned it before but I made a fleece blanket for him last week, camo on one side and blaze orange on the other, and that seemed to satisfy him for a bit.  So maybe his quilt will wait for the other 3 to get done.

I think I may challenge myself to get one Prayers and Squares quilt done a month.  Now that may just be possible.  Let's see, where are top done, just need to do the backing; one on the design wall and only needs borders and backing; 3 more that the blocks are done; and finally the blocks from quilt-a-long, 7 blocks done, I think I can do 2 out of 8 blacks.  Total of 7, this just may work.  That then answers my question of what to work on next, the backing for the Prayers and Squares quilt.

So to end the day, yes, just thinking about the quilts and quilting make a bad day much better.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear you had such a rough day... glad it turned out okay in the end with the soothing sounds of the sewing machine. ;^)