Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Sea" What I've Been Up to!

I finally got the center of the sea quilt together today. I was hoping to do that Thursday, but things came up. Next is to decide which appliques make it onto the quilt, and where they all go. I'm hoping to start that process tomorrow. For now I'll just be pinning things onto the quilt until I hit the right balance, then I will start the applique process.

I have so many other quilts going at once, it is CRAZY! My six inch square busting is going well. I have started 3 D9P quilts, and one D4P. If those four quilts weren't enough, I've also been working with 2 1/2 inch squares making four patches with those, for my favorite lap quilt pattern. I keep re-sorting my 6 inch squares as new ideas come to mind. I'm not doing anything complex with the 6 inch squares, my goal is to get them all into quilt tops pretty quickly.

I still have a pile of quilt tops waiting to be quilted, but I have been making a little (very little) progress on that front. I'll be adding to the pile of quilt tops before I quilt anything. I might do some simple stitch-in-the-ditch or crosshatching on a couple of them just to get the pile down some. I just bought two more Patsy Thompson DVD's on free motion quilting to give me some new ideas to try. They may still be beyond my current abilities, but it will give me a goal to shoot for. I need another month long quilting spree, but I don't see that happening before Christmas. I have a few quilts that must be quilted before then, and those will certainly get first priority.

This next week is iffy on quilting time. DD#2 turns 21 this week, birthday dinner and such to make. She's been craving homemade donuts, so I need to come up with a gluten-free donut recipe for her birthday breakfast. We have a big scooter event next weekend that I will have to spend time preparing for also. I might post another time this coming week, but if I don't, don't worry, just busy, busy, busy!

1 comment:

Candace said...

It looks awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.
Sounds like some busy times for you though.