Friday, July 31, 2015

July Quilt Update

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Goals:  Oh My Heck No --- What was I thinking?

Round Robin (RR) blocks (14)  for last top selected and fabrics chosen -  pattern and fabric selected
BOM blocks (3) complete -  yes
Easy Street (ES) Clue 8 - no
Orange Crush (OC) ripped out, re-sandwiched, quilted and bound - no
Bow-Dacious (BD)  area ripped out, quilted, labeled, binding on - no
Old Tobacco Road (OTR)  - Clues 4, 5 - no
Jennifer's 9 patches resewn, signed, and mailed -  started resewing
Christmas blocks - worked on - getting there
Block a Day continued (BAD) -  current
Tumbler L/E Challenge worked on - no
Collect Row by Row Patterns - Oooooohhhh I did good here!

1st -  We have a few days break in summer camp sessions leaving me with an opportunity to SEW!  I am so excited and hurriedly make my way out to the studio.  Mister is working from home and needs quiet in the house so it's a great excuse for me to get the heck out of there.  Christmas in July?  Why not?  My Christmas blocks are calling and the little 1 1/2" squares for the large reindeer block scream the loudest.  Once I have it finished, working on group blocks as leader/enders, I move on to machine appliqueing several other blocks as well.  (I haven't pressed the reindeer block down yet but I promise, it is even all around.)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Row by Row Shop Hopping with Tammy

Oh my goodness!  I have a working car and after picking up a friend --- pointing it towards as many quilt shops today as I can.  Isn't that what you would do with a working car?  The theory is that all I am going to do is pick up free Row x Row patterns and perhaps a neutral or two.  My expense will be gas  and lunch.  Sounds reasonable right?  Let's go.

I drop Mister off at work and go straight to the Richland Sewing Center in Hurst, where I am meeting Tammy.  She is going to share in my adventure today.

I find a couple of the RxR fabrics that I don't already have and grab my pattern.  Two fat quarters -- reasonable exchange for a pattern.  I do love these little ducks.  Tammy is picking up the license plates along the way as well.  I may regret my decision not to do that.