Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quilt Along, WIPS, & Quilt Journal

Just a quick post, hopefully I will have time tomorrow to post pics.  I have pin basted my quiltalong quilt so it is all ready to go.  I pin basted on my cutting table as I just can't get on the floor anymore to baste a quilt - my knees just won't do it.  I spent a good part of my sewing time today cutting and tracing applique's for the new pattern I am trying out and also did a test run on kitchen towels and hot pad/pot holder for the craft sale for the quilt guild sale.  I practiced free motion quilting on a little tooth fair pillow I am making for my youngest granddaughter. So yes, I have been busy.  
The one item I did not have for the quilt along was a Quilt Journal, I found a nice little hardbound journal at Kohl's that I think I will be using.  I have never kept a sewing journal - usually I use little post it  note pads and pieces of scrap paper that I make notations on when sewing, but nothing I keep for future reference.  It is a wonderful idea. 
WHEW - it feels good to finally have my sewing motivation back again.  For the last couple of months I just didn't feel motivated, part of it was all the trouble I was having with my pink and  brown quilt blocks, but that is another story :)   Hope everyone had a little time to sew over the weekend.  Looking forward to the Labor Day long weekend - I will make time to sew for an entire day ! Whoooppeee.  Bernie


  1. Hey Bernie--glad you got your quilting grove back again. I, too, have given quilting a back seat for the past couple of months and now it's starting to come back. Feels good, right?

  2. I think it's hard to find time to sew in the summer when there are so many other things to do. I'm ready for the fall and time spent in the basement sewing room.