I cannot believe another week has flown by and that it's almost August. All of the sudden, I'm crunched for time...again! A show quilt, a commission, a #QuiltsForPulse quilt, and a birthday quilt to get done before the end of August; another birthday quilt and my do. Good Stitches quilt to get done by the end of September; 2 more commissions to get done before the end of October, and 2 Christmas quilts to get done before Thanksgiving. The word 'NO' is definitely not in my vocabulary these days!
Last week I managed to get the July do. Good Stitches blocks done and shipped off. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the commissioned quilt basted; but that's because I'm waiting on feedback from the woman who commissioned the quilt...and she's on vacation. Since I had to wait, I went ahead and started one of the birthday quilts.
This birthday quilt is an orange peel quilt. I managed to cut fabric and interfacing for 168 orange peels over the weekend. I used my Roundup Tool to cut them and have to say how much I love this thing. You can do so much with it! Once the cutting was completed, I used Jenny Doan's method for preparing the peels and will probably never do it any other way ever again. Sunday was a busy day, but I managed to sneak into the sewing room and get about half of the peels pressed down to the background fabric before I had to leave.
|OK, so they might not be the most perfectly shaped orange peels ever; but I'm guessing once they're|
quilted and the quilt has been washed that won't be too noticeable!
This week's list:
- Finish attaching orange peels to background fabric; bonus points if I get the top pieced
- Write post for August do. Good Stitches Cheer Circle blocks
Make sample blocks for August Cheer Circle blocksDONE!
- Continue working on commissioned quilt