Saturday, March 5, 2011

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY....

But then again it is better than SNOW...

So what to do on a rainy day....why shop of course.  Got up early and headed to the grocery store.  Now where....well, down the street there just happened to be a JoAnn ETC.

Boy did I luck out today.  Usually I get to the store and all the clearance is gone.  Not today.  I bought a new lap quilting frame.  It has 2 size quilting hoops, 10" and 14"  The regular price was $49.99 and I got it for $15.00. 

Once I started looking I found a great ruler for $4.00, glass head pins for $4.00, rotary cutting blade for  $2.00 for 2, and Feather Templates for $4.00.  The funny thing is I just went in to get a light bulb for my sewing machine.  And yes I did get it.

This week has been a busy one.  I got more quilting done on Sunflower Quilt #1, a little more done on my Granny's Hankie BOM. (Nothing to show yet).   I re-did my EQ 7 BOM's.   Each month I did the blocks with different fabrics.  I really liked the way I did this months blocks so I decided to re-do the blocks and this is how I will be doing the rest of the BOM's.

There is only one block left for the Thread Head Quilt-a-Long.  Joanne said she would be posting it next week.  I had to make extra blocks because mine are only 6".  I showed the three rows I had completed in an earlier blog.  Here is what the remainder rows look like.  I decided to start sewing some of the completed rows together.  But as you can see, I needed to cut more sashing, corner stones and borders first.  I put the border fabric up where it wouldn't get lost in my messy sewing room.  Well, I looked high, I looked low, I looked under and I looked over.  But I couldn't find it.   So I decided to start on something else.

I have quite a few quilt tops, wall quilts and table runners that need to be quilted.  Most will be machine quilted, just some quilt in the ditch.  So I pulled out a couple of quilts to sandwich and pin so I could quilt them today.  When I grabbed my container of pins I saw something blue peeking out from behind some books.  Yeah, you guessed it....I found my border fabric. 
But since I already had my sewing table cleared off I decided to go ahead and get some quilts ready for quilting.  I am all set to quilt a wall hanging that was a mystery quilt from years ago, a table runner that I designed while living up north, and a lap quilt made up of some quilt blocks I made about 20 years ago (I could tell they were that old because it has a lot of polyester in it).   So today I will be working on these. 

Today Barbara Brackman posted the new Civil War block and Bunny Hill posted the newest BOM for Henrietta Whiskers (It is adorable).  So this weeks To-Do List will consist of:
  1. Finish machine quilting the 3 projects I sandwiched.
  2. Cut the borders, sashings and corner stones for the Thread Head Quilt-a-Long.
  3. Do Barbara Brackman latest block.
  4. Do the Henrietta Whiskers block.
  5. More hand quilting on Sunflower Quilt #1.
  6. More applique on Granny's Hankie BOM.
Wish me luck.  What are you working on? 

Wishing you a quilty day.  Hugs, Cat



5 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... you got some GOOD deals at JoAnn's! I saw the lap quilt hoop thing at the Knoxville quilt show last summer... was tempted but passed.

You've been very busy and making a lot of progress!

Mama Pea said...

Wow! What a great deal! I am jealous. Hey, take the rain, because it started snowing here again today! At least it's just flurries!

Cheryl said...

Your Thread Head QAL is a stunner! And such great deals you found. I will be working on finishing a BOM myself this week.

Yvette said...

You made out like a bandit at Joann's!

Wow! That's quite a list you have going and that's just for one week. Good luck getting all that done. I still adore your quilt-a-long blocks. I look forward to seeing that one done.

Lori said...

Wow, you did score some cheap goodies at Joann's.
It looks like you have a variety of projects to keep you busy. I'm glad you found your "missing" fabric.