Six weeks of work – fun – and the top is done – 104 inches square. Now it is folded up and put in the box with the other quilt tops waiting for the quilting frame to come back out of storage and into the sewing room – maybe the end of summer? I really don’t expect it before that but hope for the end of August at least. One corner of the photo is cut off but it is hard to get it all in– as it is I was standing on top of the coffee table- I was going to try outside but it was 86 degrees and there was some sun and some shadow and wouldn’t have come out well.
And I made a dent in the scraps!! you know how you use scraps and it seems like you never make a dent in them – well if you cut them in usable sizes and store in boxes you do notice it. This box of 2.5 inch squares was full! Half way through I cut another stack to add to the box and this is what is left in it. I am linking to MCM #80 Cooking up Quilts today and Love, Laugh, Quilt: Monday Making and Em’s Scrapbag .
This box of 5 inch charms was full!! half empty now. These boxes are 4.5 inches deep, by 7.5 x 11 I find them at Hobby Lobby for about $3.99 each and use my 40% off coupon when I need another. I think I have about 11 of them – could find something different I’m sure but these are cute and decorative and works for me when using the 40% off. I think they were originally made to store photographs in but does anyone really do that anymore – we have old ones stored but now store them on the computer and backed up on portable storage hard drives.
So this year – this is what is waiting in line to be quilted – I want all of them hand quilted of course so it will be awhile before they are all done From left is Williamsburg Beauty top (made last year)and I think it will be for the dining room table as a tablecloth (taken off of course when food it on the table and placemats put out)– Murrieta Stars flannel queen size – Air Ship Propellers queen size (started last year finished this year) – big stitch quilting I think would be nice it is also queen size and on the floor laying in front is Tumalo Trails queen size – I think I have to stop making more queen tops right now and work on hexies for awhile, both for the Handful of Scraps (one inch hexies) and the Granny’s Gone Crazy (half inch hexies) – also work on the little scrappy baskets – about 240 more needed and wool applique project which has been neglected for months Midnight Garden – add another to the list – Melanie’s Bird Brain quilt top which has also been neglected – plenty to keep me busy I would think without starting something new. That is five in progress – I can not start anything new before I finish one or two of these. Do I get a prize if I do not start another? LOL
The “to be quilted” box is overflowing!
We had a really nice visit with my niece home on summer break – she is an American grade school teacher in Kuwait she takes about six weeks off in the middle of summer to come home to visit family and friends and happened to be in our part of the state this weekend visiting friends so she was able to stop here on her way back to her parents house to visit with us and Melanie and we had a great lunch and visit. She will be going back in mid-August for her 3rd year teaching there, before that she had 2 years in a remote village in Alaska in the very western area. That girl loves to travel and has been able to see a lot of Europe and Asia in the last couple years.