Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MidWeek Update - February 09, 2011

Well I don't know if it is because of all the cold weather, January resolutions etc. but it appears that everyone I know has been quilting up a storm during January. From Christmas up through mid January I didn't have any customer quilts and now in the last two weeks they have been coming from all directions.

I have pretty much been working on customer stuff all week so have not had much "me" sewing time.

I had lunch with a friend yesterday. In my push to try and move some of the charity fabric out of my basement and into quilts I took a panel quilt over to her house. Four of these panels have been sitting in the guild charity stash for several years and it is time to get them made into quilts. Carol let me "shop" in her stash to find fabrics to make borders and binding for these.

I put the borders on the first one last night. I don't think I would have pick the stripe or the outer border if I had taken the panel to a fabric store but I like the way it turned out.

I don't know if I am going to border the other three or just cut borders and taken them to the guild as kits for someone else to stitch up.

When I quilt on the longarm I sit down for 5 minutes after each pass or two across the quilt to rest my knees and back and in doing so I am able to quilt longer. This morning during those breaks I would sew a few squares together. Have a few rows done, this will be the backing for my Christmas Ribbons quilt.



kwiltnkats said...

Don't you know your clients are helping you to pay for your Christmas!

Wonky Girl said...

Your panel turned out cute.
The way you quilt to save knees and back is a good idea. I am setting up a new Handi Quilter and worry if I can get much done on it with the fibromyalgia.

Lori said...

fun looking back through your blog. Yes, there seems to be lots of sewing right now. At least until the weather gets nice out. Which is soon, I hope.

Eileen said...

I love that panel one.