I posted earlier about the mini Olympic torch craft that will feature for Kidz Day. I did not mention that I have 600 stars cut out (courtesy of the Go! cutter thank goodness) and 300 squares of construction paper cut into 3" x 4" pieces. We are also doing an art piece based on the Olympic rings, so I have 300 12" squares cut and ready to go as well. And that's only a couple of activities for the day! It'll be a blast for sure and I'm hoping to beat last years' number of about 630 people. :)
I've recently won 2 contests! So exciting and am eagerly stalking the mailbox. :D
#1: I won a layer cake over at Sewn Studio's blog by playing along with her Project Runway bingo. so much fun!
#2: I entered the Moda...Cutting Table blog contest for the Quilt Olympics and won the Silver medal! Go check it out and see how fitting my comment about a team event was since Momm came down for a quilty weekend!
Momm & I had a fabulous time quilting this past weekend! My living room becomes sewing central as we have a table for the machines, fabric stacks on the couch and chairs, ironing board in the hallway and a cutting table half in the hall under a light. It's still not all back where it belongs yet but is slowly getting there. So much for having organized my sewing room last week!
-J's quilt: top is finished and plans for backing & quilting are figured out too! Can't show a photo as that would ruin the fun. ;) We spent a lot of time deciding on colors and then deciding on layout once the pieces were cut. It looks awesome though.
Again with the new projects this week!
-Sample squares: these are 12" quilt sammiches to practice some FMQ designs. Momm had several done before coming, and I churned out 9 over the weekend causing Momm to make more & keep up.
-Book stashing: In the last couple of months my quilt book collection has exploded! I've received several as gifts and can't wait to really get into them and try out some quilts. [must finish J's quilt and Swoon first methinks....]
-Christmas Quilt: I need to give this one a different name first of all. I attached the binding over the weekend and have one corner finished already. It's sitting on my chair waiting for a free evening so I can work on it.
|roman stripe blocks|
-Swoon - still figuring out the last bit of backing
-Roman Stripe: aka the picnic/summer quilt. Made a handful more blocks and have about 50 of them now. I want to lay them out soon and see how it looks when I get the chance. Love making these beauties.
Hope you had a great weekend/week too dear readers. Stay tuned for an update post-Kidz Day! :)