Who ever said summer was relaxing? Things at work went crazy busy, the ‘mom taxi’ started up with youth cheer coaching, captain’s practices and the –our squad placed first at camp! GO T-Birds, you guys ROCK! And then there's the gardens, which demanded a ton of time and attention.
Somehow I still managed to work on several quilt projects, , which I disliked so much I wouldn’t even take a picture of it! I gave that one away ASAP and then started some others which I like a lot better. Whew!
The latest project is a Carpenter’s Wheel from the McCall’s Quilting magazine that was redrafted by Karen Combs, a very well-known quilter. It was super easy to put together but I was really proud of the free motion quilting I did on it. I think it’s one of my better works – feel free to comment!
Another quilt I am working on is actually a tag sale find. More on that in my next blog – it is coming out better than I thought it would. I also have a hand pieced quilt in progress for the TouchDown Club fundraiser at Joker’s Wild in New Haven in October – come to the fundraiser, buy a raffle ticket and you might just win it!
The Weekly Rant
It’s a really good thing that I am hand piecing that fund raising quilt. If I didn’t have something portable to work on while watching youth cheer practice (the youth squads are so cute – read the article about that program), I might actually have to guilt myself into walking around the track at the high school.
Fun Facts About Quilts
Quilters have such cute names for things – UFOs (UnFinished Objects) and now PIGS (Projects In Grocery Sacks). What it amounts to is that we start a number of projects, lose incentive to finish them, realize we don’t have any more shelf or closet space to hide them, and as a result we have all these bags sitting around our workspaces………….