I finally got back to the sewing machine tonight. I have a baby quilt I started a few weeks ago, but got sidetracked with the AQS show in Grand Rapids and family activities. The highlights at AQS included meeting Jacquie Gehring and seeing her quilts, along with purchasing some cool modern fabrics at the Modern Quilt Studio booth.
I don’t know what I’ll make with these fabrics, but the bundles called to me from the bin. The book was on my list of planned purchases. I also found a thimble I had been searching out, some pins & needles recommended at the hand applique class I took from Mary Sorensen, and a pattern by Lori Smith at her From My Heart to Your Hands booth.
I took two other classes, learning to piece a New York Beauty block with Karen Stone and quick piecing a star block for perfect points by Klaudeen Hansen. The pattern, Dancing With The Stars, uses flippy corners and piecing that eliminates stitching seams at the points.
Now, all these projects will be relegated to the WIP pile, while I get back to my previous projects. Last Sunday, I was able to stitch together then scrappy 9-patches with the farm animal blocks. Just needs borders and it can be quilted. Tonight, I picked up the Elizabeth Hartman Charms Squares Baby Quilt, and began stitching the strips together.
I have decided that I need to get back to stitching just a little every day. Otherwise, I will not be able to finish any of my projects. However, faith and family will always trump quilting, making quilting time wanting. Until next time…