Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Finally a Finished Postcard
I finally finished a postcard for my group swap. It is the third one I made. I ruined the first one trying to stitch on it. On the second one I screwed up the binding. This one is OK, but it will do for now. I haven't decided if making postcards is for me or not. Perhaps I need to make a few more before I decide on whether or not I like to make them. Now I can focus on whatever I want to do. I don't have any other deadlines looming so I'm back on my own quilting list.
I am so excited! This weekend I am going to Massachusetts to have a mini quilt retreat with a friend of mine. I am driving down on Friday night so I can stop at Ikea. I have to return a chair cover we bought last month and since the store is about a 2 hour drive away and it is close to my friend's house I get to back there. I doubt I will buy anything since I can't lift any packaged furniture on my own and the last time we were there I didn't see anything exciting. I'm checking into the hotel on Friday and coming home on Monday. That gives me 2 full days with Victoria.
On Saturday we are going on our own shop hop. Victoria says there are 6 quilt shops within a half hour of her house. I'm always to looking at and fondling fabric but I don't think I'll spend as much money as I did last month on fabric. I do need to buy background fabric so I can participate in Judy's Hour a Day Quilt.
I'm bringing along at least 2 projects to work on. I want to get the binding sewn on my mom's quilt and then have Victoria show me how to hand sew it in place on back. I mentioned earlier that I wanted to work on a hand piecing project that has squares and rectangles. I spent some time going through my pattern books and decided on a pattern from Pat Speth's More Nickel Quilts. It's called Streak of Lightning and I'm going to do it in red and white. I have a ton of red nickels and some red FQs I can cut. I don't have enough white nickels, but I do have some white yardage I can use. I may also bring my basket of scraps to cut up. It sounds like a lot, but I'd rather have more than enough to do than not enough and wonder why I didn't bring more.
Well, it's 8 PM and the new season of my Tuesday night shows are about to start so I'm off for now.