I had a GREAT time at the quilting show in Puyallup. Same weekend, my sweetie quit his job of 27 years (gulp) & my office landed an exciting new project. Now Ash Wednesday is here. Do lions always run this fast???
I promise to blog later about the great fabric & classes from last weekend. (I'll even talk about my total fan-girl moments with two of my quilting heroes, Nancy Zieman & Tula Pink). But the order of business today is setting my March goal for AYOLF.
This month is less about meeting a deadline & more about getting to an IMPORTANT project that isn't an URGENT project. I mean, it's one thing to need something for a baby shower. It's a different thing to find time to finish a quilt that has no deadline but is for someone really, really important. Well - in this case - it's my precious ManChild. He's quite aware that other people got quilts before he did. I finished his quilt top (except for borders) for his birthday. In October. (I'm blushing right now - trust me).
I made this Carpenter's star in Northcott's Stonehenge line.
|This is actually a miniature mock-up. Why can't I find a photo of the quilt top??|
Now it needs borders & quilting. Well - actually - quilting & THEN borders. The MC is not small. His quilt is also not small. King-sized (the MC & the quilt) So I'm going to quilt the center first then attach borders & quilt those. I have to piece the minky for the back anyway & I'm doing all the quilting on my Pfaff Ambitions sewing machine.
So - being realistic - my goal for March is to quilt
the center section of this Carpenter's Star.
|Check out the other lovely finishes this month at Sew Bittersweet Designs|
|(Hmm - this is sorta how I look when I go out...)|
Or den. (In keeping with the theme).