Monday, August 31, 2009

Silence Means I'm Busy

Quilt, quilt, quilt. That's how I spent Saturday. It was a good Saturday, and here's what I have to show for my efforts:

It may not look all that exciting to you, but it is definitely exciting to me. This is the shelf where I store other people's quilts, you know, the ones for hire. See that? It's EMPTY!!!

I'm actually still quilting the last quilt, but I'm close to finished. I just need to do the free-motion, which shouldn't take too long, and make and attach the binding. Oh, and I found out I need to make a sleeve for it as well. But, the goal was to have this quilt passed along by Sept 1, and I seem to be right on target.

Did you get the notice that AQS is planning a new show? In Lancaster? There is a special category for Amish-style quilts. I dug through my UFO box, and found these last remaining blocks from my 2005 Hoffman Challenge. I'm not going to make anything specifically for the show (no time), but I thought this might be a fun way to set the 8 blocks. I have lots of solid black, and they'd make a nice frame for something...


In the meantime, I have once again failed to meet my proposed monthly Step. sigh. Not much of a leader, am I? The only Steppers who announced their Steps this month were Pat and Kristin. Pat, did you finish your two tops? Kristin? Did you finish quilting your trapunto piece? Let me know, okay? Thanks!

And for the rest of us, it's time to start thinking about our September Step. I know exactly what I'm going to do. I have a quilt entered in the County Fair, which I haven't finished quilting. It needs to be delivered by Friday. I am desperate for the satisfaction of achieving a stated goal this month, so that's going to be it. I'll post the details tomorrow.

And that's a wrap for today. Goodbye, August!!

4 comments:

pb said...

No did not finish and have no idea for september except I need to finish quilting two quilts. No surgery means I might get that done.

quiltedtime said...

Sorry I haven't posted much either. In my case, silence also means that I have been doing lots and lots of quilting. Have really amazed myself. My Sept. goal will be to sandwich my humorous quilt and at least get the stitch in the ditch part done. Changed my mind at the last minute about the backing fabric, so ordered a different piece today. It's already in the mail from Illinois so shouldn't be tooooo long in getting here.

Kay

Nina-Marie said...

you sure know how to motivate a gal - I figure if Suzanne can get after it - so can I. We also have our fair coming up and I'll be entering my more contemporary pieces - like to shake up the quilt police who still reign here!

quiltedtime said...

The quilt police live in the San Joaquin Valley as well. Am personally a little nervous about this coming year because most of what I will have completed is very contemporary. Hmmmmmmmmm.............