I can’t believe Saturday is actually OCTOBER! Wow, but time is sure flying. Mom always said the older I got the faster time would go and she was right.
I have actually gotten quite a bit done this week.
Last week’s goals –
- Finish Sandy L’s quilt – DONE!
- Load and quilt another customer quilt – on the machine and being worked on
- Do some more piecing – possibly start the square-in-a-square border for my First Saturday quilt – yes
I worked on some piecing, just not the piecing I had originally planned. My QOV has been sitting around in my sewing room and has been nagging me to get it finished.
I also have the top, a pieced plaid flannel backing, and the binding all kitted up and ready for quilting! Woo hoo!
This week’s goals –
- Finish Courtney’s quilt
- Mark the top of the next customer quilt, Jo Ellen & Dusty’s Eagle Scout quilt – hopefully get it on the machine
- Possibly start the square-in-a-square border for my First Saturday quilt
- Repair the Hunter’s “Brrr suits”
This is the next customer quilt I have to work on after I finish Courtney’s. The owner, Dusty, is an Eagle Scout and designed the layout using patches he traded for at Scout Jamboree. His grandmother did all the applique.
Here is a rough idea of the main quilting pattern though it would be flipped with the eagle facing to the right instead of the left.Now I just have to get the eagle marked on the top, make it proportional and make it work with the badges that are already there. I will use crosshatching in the open areas and Dusty would like a fleur-de-lis or two quilted into the background. There is also an upward facing arrow pointing from the lower left to the upper right and a “100” in the lower right that I will quilt around to accent.
I think I have my work cut out for me….I also think once I get the eagle design on fabric, the actual quilting will be much easier than getting the eagle right!
The “brrr suits” that I am talking about are actually winter-weight hunting coveralls we use when deer hunting or even when fishing on the lake in the winter. Both pair have rips in them – one pair has had a rip for a couple of years even! The problem is I hate mending things, so to get them done I decided I better put them on my accountability report.
That will do it for this week. My plate is full again!
Accountability report links
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I will check in with you later this evening!