This has been a year of finishing up projects that I've deemed worthy of my time. Boxes have been emptied, and tops have been created. I've only got a couple of my own quilts quilted, but I've finished 100+ quilts for other piecers /quilters this year.
A few years ago I participated in a 1/2 sq triangle swap and they have languished in a box, just waiting for the right project.
Here is my view from my sewing table. You can barely see the water in this photo, but it's really closer than it looks in this photo. 3 or 4 years ago, I made a cutting error on a cream fabric. Blocks were cut on an AccuCutter to 2" and I needed 2 1/2" blocks. Not to worry, they would be used up at a later date.
Keeping a post it note attached to the inside of the box kept me from recounting over and over. Now these need to be stitched into blocks, and set with sashing that has yet to be picked out.
We bugged out for my guy's "bucket list" vacation. Manhattan is such an amazing city and no matter how long I spend there, it's never long enough. My guy will never return, but he checked off Peter Lugers Steak House and Katz Deli from his foodie list.
I passed him on my way to the garment district. First stop on my list was VFW Quilts.
A tiny shop that packs a punch. Victoria carries RJR solids and they are my favorite, so I stocked up on them. Random colors were chosen just to pump up my solids bin.
We jumped on a cruise ship for 7 days after we exhausted ourselves in Manhattan. Stops included Boston and Halifax. We had a lovely day in Boston, and spent our time walking the Freedom Trail. Once home, I was motivated to pull out these old blocks I started using Victoria's V template.
Yikes, what was I drinking when I put this one together. Remember, there is no shame in using a seam ripper.
Last week I took two days and attended a one day workshop with Maria Shell and then took in the QFA Museum's annual show in Everett WA. Click here to see all the winners. Have you taken any workshops this fall? Do you have any planned? I know Houston is coming up and many of you will be making the trek. If you are going, travel safe and have fun!