This blog was created solely to be eligible to join the OPAM Challenge. It is my desperate attempt to control the embarassingly high number of untamed, unrestrained and unruly "Works In Slow Progress" that I have inexplicably amassed over the years.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
March is mad for many reasons this year! I am crazy busy with the children's activities, customer quilts, my own long lists of WISPs and ideas and this completely insane weather is not helping one bit! I was able to complete the two T-shirt quilts on my WISP/UFO list this month. It's a pretty new WISP, but I knew if I didn't put them on the list, they might not have gotten done so soon. My stash count hardly changed because the quilts were done as a favor for a friend, so although I purchased the fabric, I am to be reimbursed, along with the cost of the batting, quilting and binding. I did use 1 3/4yds of scrap fabric to put together a sample first to see if I needed to change my needle type on my longarm and how the quilting would go. Just four extra blocks with sashing, didn't want to mess up while working on the "real quilts". I didn't have any problems with the t-shirts, they were stabilized with pellon on the reverse and although I had to really slow down on the t-shirt fabric, it was worth it because I didn't experience any thread breaks or irregular stitching on the back. It went very smoothly YAY! Obviously my first T-Shirt quilts, and now that they're done, I wouldn't mind at all doing that again.
It was SO cold when I got my DH and DS to hold the quilts up to take pictures, only 39 degrees. Of course my DS doesn't feel the cold, so he wears shorts practically year round! Today they say it's going to hit 80 degrees and that was just 2 1/2 days ago. No wonder my sinuses and allergies are going wild. My DD took the picture below on Saturday, the poor daffodils don't know what to do; although this little fellow is not nearly so droopy today! Happy Quilting!