I will show you some of what I have been up to lately…the kids were home on break until Monday, so it hasn’t been much as far as quilting goes!
The first thing I attempted was Shelly’s Final Countdown for 2012. Task 1 was to find one of your UFO’s and do something about it. I did. I got out what I call my Pineapple 4-Patch and loaded it up on my longarm and started quilting. It will be a wall hanging, so I thought I would use two batts for added definition to the quilting. I basted it down and started the SID …. and HATED it! It was way too poofy…..I LOVE this top, so didn’t want to go there at all! I pulled it off the machine and began ripping it out while watching TV with the family.
She is a lefty, just in case you hadn’t noticed. Actually, she is ambidextrous and does quite a bit right handed also! We finished that job and I got it back on the machine and basted down….AGAIN.
About that time, Shelly’s Task 2 came out. This time we were supposed to clean up one pile. Glad she didn’t say more than one. I would have never gotten it done or even attempted to start it!
Here is the one little pile I picked out from the numerous in my sewing area. Have I mentioned that it is the catchall for everything? Have I also mentioned it is right next to the room where we store all the hunting gear? Have I mentioned hunting season is in full swing and the hunting stuff strays out into the area I quilt in? I refused to take a picture of the rest of the room at this point! LOL
I actually cleaned this one little pile up and PUT THINGS AWAY!
These blocks were in the pile. They came from Hilary in Texas. She was so tickled with the quilting I did on her quilt (see the pictures here) that she sent me the leftover blocks in the mail! I was so tickled because I really loved the way Hilary’s quilt came out. I even have a plan for these! You will have to stay tuned over the next couple of months to see what I am doing. Can’t wait to work on it!
Shelly’s Task 3 was to pick a project to work on that was just for me. That one was EASY….LOL…. EASY STREET, that is. I had gotten up at 4 AM that morning because the guys left then to go hunting. I worked on Easy Street for three hours before the kids got out of bed! Yay me! I even commented on her blog that instant because I had already worked on it!
Good thing I commented then, because I never had a chance to get back on the computer to comment on the other two tasks or to post about any of the stuff I had been working on. My one little Easy Street comment won for Task 3 on her final countdown wrap-up! I hadn’t even realized she was doing prizes…LOL. I am SO out of it lately!
Thanks, Shelly, for the wonderful prizes, and especially the incentive to get something done!