I've been cleaning/sorting/organizing *everything*! Seriously, everything. Closets, sewing room, fabric, work desk, work files, etc. It's been great and allowed me to free up space and figure out what I have to use, but it has cut into my quilting time. I determined to change that this week and finally managed a few hours at my machine tonight.
I signed up for the 2013 Finish A Long over at She Can Quilt, hoping to find motivation to finish off some lingering quilts. I managed to baste my Summer Sampler last week and dived on into the quilting. There's a general plan for what I want - something different in the grey background in each block - and I managed 4 blocks tonight! So excited to see it come together.
Here's the Greek Cross block I pebbled quilted in, and after stippling in the Virginia Star block realized my feed dogs were still up! Oops. I couldn't believe how nicely I could FMQ with the feed dogs up. Who knew?! I did lower them before continuing onto the next blocks. **edit: using the Super Slider cancelled out having the feed dogs up**
Am also looking forward to the 4th annual Quilt Retreat with Momm and am planning quilts. I plan on making Jaybirds Science Fair with these fabrics:
I've also wanted to do the Kaleidoscope quilt from Don't Call Me Betsy's QAL and will have that in these colors too:
Linking up over at Lee's this week and keeping my motivation in high gear!