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Monday, October 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 10/20/14

Saturday I taught another Quilting 101 class. I had 4 students (oh it really bugs me when people sign up and then don't show up!!!), including a 90 year old retired minister. His work was spot on and I think the students in this class could be my most diligent ever. They were very interested in getting their work to be more accurate. I'm looking forward to seeing them in 2 weeks for the rest of the class.

That left Sunday for my "therapy session." LOL! I decided to rotate projects with every CD of my audiobook. I didn't follow that rule explicitly but I did make good progress on several projects.

I have 3 craft bazaars coming up so I'm trying to get myself into production mode. It's kinda slow going at the moment but that's because I tend to do a lot of the prep/cutting first and then when I get in to the sewing it's lickity split. I love picking fabrics but sometimes it just seems to take forever to make a decision.
Yup - time for a new cutting mat. I just need decide if I want a bigger mat which requires a trip to the city and a JoAnn's coupon or stick with the same size which is available locally but has no coupon,..

I also made more ruby blocks from my class with Bonnie Hunter. I now have 52 done. I only need ~150 more. LOL. I've been using these as leader enders as well as just making a chunk of them at a time so I'll get the blocks done soon enough.

Lastly, I worked on Tyler's Christmas quilt. It's called "T is for Tyler." Can you see the Ts in the design? The border and setting triangles are camo (his fav color at the moment) so maybe you can pick a few of those out there on the upper right. I know they are hard to see cuz they are camo. Haha. I kill me on this gray, chilly Monday.

I thought I would be able to finish all the blocks this weekend so I can start assembly next weekend at retreat but look at this next photo:

The light green had just a 1/4" extra and the dark green was 1/4" too short to cut the last piece. I wasn't able to get quite enough blocks from the fabric I had so I'll pick up some more this Friday and at least get the blocks done and get started on assembly at retreat. There is still a chance I can have it done by Christmas - I have 65 days!!! Woohoo!!!


Janet O. said...

If people would at least let you know! How many signed up?
Wow--my Dad is 91 and I don't think his hand is steady enough to use a rotary cutter!
Tyler will love that quilt! I can see the Ts and the camo--you are too funny! : )
BTW, I think I'd opt for the bigger mat with a coupon, if it wasn't too much trouble to get to Jo~Ann.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

That is quite annoying when people commit and then don't follow thru. Bless his heart - 90!! Love the T quilt - clever. I like my large mat - go for it.

September Violets said...

The fact that this group of quilters were so diligent must have made up for any no-shows. That's great that the 90-year old gentleman is coming in to learn a new craft. How wonderful! I think all boys go through the camo stage ... I remember buying camo fleece for my son's bathrobe. He looked like a hobbit in it ;) Wendy x

Denise :) said...

I still say the shop owner should make folks pay ahead of time! You should be paid for how many sign up, not show up! Sixty-five days until Christmas?? Arrgh!!! LOL! :)

Julierose said...

oh I wish I could take your class on getting more precise! I really like your "T" quilt; my husband's first name is Thom--I should make him one. Hugs, Julierose

Missy Shay said...

I love how you are doing the camo quilt, and I didn't see the camo print until you pointed it out - LOL

margaret said...

Such a shame that all those who said they would do the class did not turn up as suggested above they should pay in advance then they would come.love the green in the T quilt, Bonnie Hunter blocks are great too.

Bonnie said...

Great eye candy. What a bummer to run out of fabric when you are so close to finishing!