Last week was successful! I was able to get the top pieced for C's quilt and get the Molehills quilt basted. I have not yet ordered the fabric for the back of C's quilt; but only because we are trying to decide between three choices. I expect to get that ordered in the next day or two.
I'm in love with this pattern, Movement in Squares, by Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Springs. And guess what? It's a freebie! You can find the link in her post here or via the Benartex site here. The top sews up quick and easy. I'll definitely be filing this pattern away for future use.
I thread basted the Molehills quilt; but I wish I'd spray basted it first. Since the sari fabric is very slippery, I'm wary of puckers on the back. Naturally, I didn't even think about spray basting first until I was already done thread basting. On one hand, the idea of cutting out all those basting stitches and starting over does not appeal to me; on the other, neither does having to rip out quilting stitches. Luckily, since it's not my priority project, I don't have to make that decision any time soon.
In fact, if I don't decide ASAP, it might be some time before I have to worry about it. In addition to finishing up C's quilt, I was contacted last week about making five quilts for five awesome kids. The past few days have been a flurry of emails about fabric and pattern selections. We picked some great prints and fun patterns. I can't wait to place a fabric order of epic proportions and get started. Expect to hear more about these quilts over the next few months. I'm going to TRY to have them all done before the end of September, but definitely before the end of October.
This week's list:
- Order backing fabric for C's quilt
- Order fabric for the kids' quilts
- Prep binding for C's Quilt
- BONUS POINTS: decide what to do with Molehills
What are you to this week? Link up with Christine over @ Stitch ALL The Things and let us know!