I headed out this morning and got a couple more books spiral bound. I’m trying get a couple done every month and I still have quite a few to do. It’s helping me decide if it’s a book I love, or one to part with.
I’m still working on getting myself organized to see that I get sewing done. Out of sight, out of mind for me if I don’t and I forget what I want to work on. The list I’m working on now consists of projects I’ve already purchased fabric for.
I really want to get back to my Farmer’s Wife. I ♥ paper piecing! I already have several blocks printed out and ready to go but fighting with the book was no fun. Now I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
Jamestown Landing. I won’t be able to get started on it until I get my Union Star runner finished because I have so many blues pulled for it. Of course, after I got the book, I immediately fell in love with a few more, especially Pineapple
These 3 paper pieced patterns are first up in my to-do list.
I need a name tag for Civil War Club and then remember that guild meeting I talked about on the 5th? I went, and I joined, and I need a name tag for that, too! I have some charms that the quilting fairy gave me during Quilt Camp that I’m going to incorporate into it some how.
I am an official member of Nimble Thimbles and the Arizona Quilters Guild. The guild members were so very welcoming and I had a good time. There are several things that I’d like to participate in, one of them being their Scrappy Block of the Month Challenge. They pick a color each month for 9 months and I make whatever block (needs to be the same block) that I choose out of those colors. At the end of the year, at the Christmas Party, they want you to have a finished flimsy. I need to catch up, so I’m going to attempt to make one every 2 weeks, working backwards, starting with this month’s color…Blue! LOL I’ve chosen Fox and Geese from Quilter’s Cache as my block. I’ll need to make a purple, pink, green, yellow, orange, and gray, to catch up.
I’m also going to start piecing some Wild & Goosey blocks (another Bonnie Hunter design found in May/June 2013 Quiltmaker) from my scraps. I haven’t decided what to do with this one yet as far as how often, but I’d love to do a block a month for now until I see how many scraps I’m going to have to use without cutting into yardage/FQs.
And last but not least, I have a stitching finish! I can’t remember the last time this has happened and this little design was just the thing I needed to get my stitching mojo back. I’ll be taking it to my framer at the beginning of September.
Mister starts back to school next Thursday, and I’m looking forward to us being back into a routine. I never feel like I get anything done when I’m not on a schedule of sorts.