Friday, May 24, 2024

What's In The Bag?

 I had my seventh back procedure earlier this month and left town the following day.  I really should fire that gal who does my scheduling!  I had great adventures at Anna's Sewing Center in North Olmstead, OH and more adventures keeping my mom company in Pittsburgh while my sister was out of town.

I am back home now and have 21 days to see how much quilting my (new! improved!) back will allow me to do.  In order to get some sewing done, though, I have to find some flat surfaces and finish a few things to make room for new creativity.

Apparently, I store a lot of projects in tote bags.  Doesn't everyone?  I pulled out a tote bag to see what was inside that I could finish easily.

This is Rambin' Rose Meets Jamestown, a BOM from Marti Michell from 2006.  I love using her rulers and templates!  Before I set this project aside EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO, I made 24 log cabin blocks and 7/12 sampler blocks.

This makes a bed-sized quilt and I don't need or want this on my bed.  It will be much more useful made into two giveaway quilts.

I decided to use 20 of the 24 log cabin blocks and make a 63"x75" quilt.  I have the finishing kit so I can cut some of the border fabrics to finish it nicely.

This is going to be so much fun to quilt!  It won't be ALL ribbon candy, but there will be plenty of it.

I pulled out my WonderFil threads -- Konfetti and DecoBob -- and can't wait to get my ribbon candy going!

Once I find my collection of Marti Michell templates, I can start work on finishing those 5 sampler blocks and plan the second giveaway quilt from this UFO.

Do you use Marti Michell templates?  Do you love them as much as I do?

No comments: