We’ve had quite a week over here at the Stitch ALL The Things house. The Mister and I came down with some funky illness that took several days to get over. We’ve also been busy with my son who just started a job this past week. He is still on his learner’s permit, so one of us has to be in the car with him while he drives to work, and then pick him up after so he can drive home. On top of all of that, my husband has been on the lookout for a decent little starter car to finish teaching the kids to drive. The old Acura Legend I had just isn’t working as well any longer. This morning we managed to find, and snag, a really decent 2005 Ford Focus for him and surprised him with it when he got home from school. He now has the option of buying it from us (my husband offered to match him dollar-for-dollar on the price we paid for it), or just using it while he is here and only paying insurance on it. He isn’t under pressure to decide, but mentioned that he really likes it and most likely wants to buy it. Whatever he chooses, the car is in amazing shape, and has ice cold air conditioning!
I did manage to get a little bit of quilting done on the Churn Dash quilt. Between not feeling well and the heat, I only went out and worked for about an hour a day for a couple of days. So I’m about halfway done with it. I am anxious to get this one finished, but didn’t have much energy to get a move on.
I did feel like I was starting to find my Sewjo this week. Between looking at Pinterest for quilting ideas, and having some great ideas emailed to me (thank you, Sharon!!), I came up with a plan for the quilt. I didn’t want to go with the swirls I’ve used on the last three (four?!) quilts, but I didn’t want to do anything too complicated either. My initial plan was some dense quilting, but after some thought I realized I wanted this quilt to feel soft and comfy. So I chose to do an all over swirl/flower combo thing. I would start a swirl, and then come out and make the petals around it. I’d add a leaf on one side, and then petal around to the other side and make a ribbon curl. They’re certainly not perfect, but it’s been fun playing with this motif. I hope to finish the quilting this week, bind it, and start working on the Christmas Quilt.
This week’s To-Do list:
- Finish quilting Churn Dash
- Bind Churn Dash Quilt
- Start Christmas Quilt
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