It's been almost a week since I posted - I can hardly believe that. It's been a hectic week and I've been home very little - time has really flown. It's been a struggle just keeping up with reading all your blogs, and I'm way behind reading posts on my various Yahoo Groups lists. Classes to teach and meetings to attend three of the four days at work, quilt group Tuesday night, time with the kids Wednesday night and North Star Quilters meeting on Thursday. (It was a nice break not having guild meetings in the summer - one reason I got in more quilting I think.) September brings the string of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday commitments that doesn't end until next July. I love every minute of it, but it doesn't leave much time for doing my own quilty things at home.
Now that the weather has moderated and it's tolerable upstairs in the quilt room, I've finished quilting Broken Dishes. I'll post a picture of the finished quilt when I get it bound. Right now that must take a back seat to the two baby quilts for customers, the North Star Quilters donation quilt for the Northwest Medical Teams quilt auction, and our Quilt Pink project. The first baby quilt is promised by tomorrow, so I must get that one done today.
I've spent a good deal of the weekend working on the blocks for our Quilt Pink project. North Start Quilters is having a Quilt Pink sew-in on September 30th - Quilt Pink Day. (If you don't know what Quilt Pink Day is check out the website.) We are all bringing pink and white blocks that we've sewn using the Scrapaholic block pattern, as well as 10" squares for constructing a quilt back ala Bonnie at Quiltville. At the sew in we will put all the blocks together and make the back. I figured this was an excellent opportunity to bust my stash of all the pink and white fabrics that I've had for years. Making these blocks is like eating candy - I just can't stop! I've made over 30 so far, and have cut at least 20, 10" squares, and I'm still sewing. Seems like we needed only 6-8 blocks from each of us, but I'm having too much fun to stop. Besides, I want to use up all these fabrics. At this rate I figure we can donate two quilts instead of just one.
I'll talk about our donation quilt for the Northwest Medical Team's quilt auction in a later post, as I really need to get back to sewing if I'm going to get that baby quilt done today. I hope everyone is having a terrific weekend!
1. The freely giving hearts of quilters around the world.
2. Hot tea with milk
3. My new featherweight cabinet - it's everything I hoped it would be.
4. Quilt guilds
5. Magnificent fall weather