Friday, January 20, 2012
Friday (icy) Finishes
We're still stuck inside, I'm afraid. The storm that hit the PNW really did a number on us. Luckily, we still have power, and a fully stocked pantry. With the roads for miles looking like this though, schools and even many work places and highways and interstates have been closed for the last 2-3 days. The weather forecast isn't good, and it looks like we may still have another day ahead like this. But it's been good for getting sewing things done! I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt's Finish it up Friday. Head over there to see what others have finished up!
Besides my New Orleans inspired quilt for Project Quilting, I also finished up a pink and white block for a local breast cancer auction quilt that's being made. I also finished up my postcards for my swaps, but they're still here not mailed, due to the ice. I haven't left the house since Tuesday!!
I also have been working on getting a long-standing UFO finished, to take to Marlene Oddie, of Kissed Quilts. She does long arm quilting, and I won a 1 cent per sq inch discount for her services! Now that her holiday rush is over, I've been working to get the border sewn on, and the back made. I decided to piece together the back with various fat quarters that I had in my stash, and a few big pieces from yard long cuts as well. It took a bit of doing, and I've put a huge dent in my batik stash, but I only had to buy a few fat quarters to finish the entire quilt. It's huge, 81 x 81 inches. I took a class from Colleen Blackwood, a local quilter and pattern designer. It's her pattern, "Pathway to the Stars" pattern. I also took her free-motion quilting class, which helped me a TON! If you live close by (NE Oregon, SE Washington), I'd highly recommend any of her classes!!! My husband loves this quilt, so when it gets all quilted and bound, it'd going on our bed!!
Finally, I have a lot of Kindle covers that I'm hoping to get finished up soon to go into my Etsy shop!! As soon as this ice melts though, I'm taking a sewing break! I hope it's soon!