Monday, November 4, 2013
The Weekly List
Wow! Last week was really great! I had a birthday, and my wonderful husband got me a Brother 1500s to make my quilting easier. Then on Saturday I had dinner with a few of my friends, and I received even more lovely presents:
a mini from Jacey
a lovely pouch from Beth and the cutest pincushion from Mona:
the tiniest, most adorable orange cat coin purse from Fi & Paula (and a gift card to buy more batting!):
Liz is going to make me a Weekender Bag, too! I have some of the greatest friends!
After dinner on Saturday, most of us trekked over to the Hilton Americas for the HMQG Meet-Up. Check out the super fun new British quilting magazine we all got:
This is the first issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting, and it's superfabulous, with projects from Holly DeGroot (AKA Bijoulovely), Katy Jones (AKA imagingermonkey), Maureen Cracknell, and Jeni Baker, to name a few! US subscriptions aren't cheap, but it looks like it will be worth it! Thanks to the publishers for donating enough magazines that everyone who attended got a copy!
Interweave also donated some items for door prizes, and I won the DVD pictured below:
looks interesting! thanks Interweave!
My cousin won a great prize donated by Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Fabrics, some fat quarters and a $25 gift certificate, and she gave them to me!
Even with all of the birthday and Quilt Festival activities, I still managed to squeeze in some quilting. On Friday, I cut out, sewed, quilted and finished a wheelchair lap quilt as the Houston Modern Quilt Guild charity project this year is making lap quilts for nursing home patients. I tried out a new FMQ design on my new Brother 1500s, and it turned out great!
on Sunday, I quilted my 1930s wonky log cabin quilt with feathers and swirls, and love how it turned out!
Also, Chris Warnick, aka Frecklemama gave me a copy of her new pattern, Tinker, and Jacey delivered it to me on Saturday night. Sunday I pulled out my leftover Madrona Road fabrics, did some quilt math to resize the blocks, and put together a 45" square lap quilt for charity. I'll post pictures tomorrow, along with a review of the pattern.
As for last week's goals, I managed to achieve them all, getting a border appliqued on my grandmother's flower garden quilt, getting it basted and making a binding. I still haven't decided how I want to quilt it, so that's on hold right now.
goals for this week:
---> make backing and binding for Tinker quilt
---> quilt Tinker quilt
---> make felt ornaments for online swap
---> make another charity quilt to practice FMQ on
What do YOU have planned for this week?