Wow - time sure flies when you're having fun! It's hard to believe it's Friday again - and do you realize that as of this week, it is less than six months until Christmas? Oh my - time to get to work on all those Christmas projects! But for today - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on? I sure hope so!
It's been a short sewing week for me - I was in Atlanta until Tuesday evening, had the girls all day Wednesday, and then had our community group sewing this morning at church - but I did manage to get a quilt top pieced! Here's what I put together today…
We were given a bag of scraps by a local sewing group who had received some stuff they weren't able to use - and the tiny solid scraps sewn together in long strips was among that. I put the long strips together into a panel, then put some gorgeous Essex linen on either side. I love the movement it has - it kind of reminds me of the Gee's Bend quilts. It's on the frame right now and I'm planning to do straight line vertical quilting. The backing is a gorgeous piece of red fabric I got at IKEA - I can't wait to show you the finished quilt, hopefully on Monday.
This quilt will be a door prize for a women's event we will be hosting at church the beginning of August - a chance for someone to get a quilt from the quilt ministry without having to get sick for it!
I also did a lot of re-organizing in the quilt room at church today, but unfortunately didn't think to take any pictures.
|What it looked like before I went to IKEA...|
But with the boxes and wire trays I picked up at IKEA this weekend, I've managed to store away the fabric that's in the tubs on top of the cabinet in the picture, in the cabinets underneath. There's now countertop showing! There's still a good bit to do, but it looks so much better in that room with the new cabinets. They were originally in our preschool resource room, set up as a 4' x 8' island. We didn't have room to move it up as an island, but by cutting it in half we were able to replace some re-purposed shelving (really nasty looking stuff) with something much nicer!
I've also started receiving envelopes with "a wish and a squish" in them for Nathanael's 100 Good Wishes quilt! I think I'll start doing a weekly post with updates on the ones we've received. If you want to participate (and I hope all my "quilt-y family" will join in) let me know in a comment and I'll send you some info. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like! Time to start researching and deciding on a pattern...
And between the quilts received as a result of the Hands2Help Challenge and the quilts we've finished and stashed away, we have 58 quilts already for the senior high school mission team to take to New York in October! Woohoo!!!
So that's what I'm doing the happy dance about today!! Can I get a whoop whoop??
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about today?
What's got you doing a little happy dance?
Tell us - we want to dance along with you!
(Remember, it doesn't have to be a finish -
just what's making you happy!)
The linky party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!