Monday, April 16, 2012

Another great day in the studio

I got quite a bit done on my long list of things I need to accomplish in the studio this month.  Tomorrow, I have guild meeting and I am to bring the BOM pattern for the next month.  This meant I had to make a sample to show.  There are these Granny Squares all over the blogosphere these days.  I thought they would be fun and easy as a BOM.  Quite a few of the members of this guild make American Hero quilts (similar to Quilts of Valor, only local), so I decided to go for the Red, White, and Blue.  I hope the lucky winner gets enough of these blocks to create a good size quilt.  I also had to prepare the Presentation Block for the meeting.  That was a much easier proposition because I already had samples.  I just had to write up the directions.

I also created this block for the Ochre challenge at 15 Minutes Play.  I posted the fabric on Saturday, but got to build the piece today.  To read more about it, please stop by my post at 15 Minutes Play.  I like this block quite a bit and am going to use it as my center in the International Robin that is just starting.  You can see what others in the group are doing at our Flickr page.
In addition to these, I quilted the lilies quilt, added the binding, and am now ready to add embellishments.  I know it is kind of backwards, but this will work best for me at this point.  I also put all the units together, and photographed each step, for the mystery quilt I am doing for the guild.  I have to put them into the direction sheets I am creating for each step.  If I could ever figure out how to embed a PDF into my blog, I would post them for you to follow along, if you were so inclined.   Sometimes, technology gets me.
On a completely different subject, I want to share that I have now released 40 pounds!  It is pretty funny to put on my good pants and have them fall down around my ankles once they are buttoned and zipped.  Twenty more pounds, and I am getting new pants - and shirts, and a dress or two.  Just thought I would share.
Tomorrow, I start my three days with Bella, so I won't be back again until Friday.  Until then, joyful quilting everyone.


Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Miki, you had an AWESOME day in the studio!! You got so much done - you put me to shame!! And a huge whoop whoop for losing so much weight - I hope I can do the same soon and will use your progress as good inspiration!!! Have fun with Bella and tell her hello from Lilli and me!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, a quilt in the 'granny' blocks done up in red/white/blue would be wonderful. And yes, a huge Whoop Whoop for the weight loss!!

Barbara said...

Pretty blocks!

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations on releasing forty pounds! WTG!!!

Have fun with Bella... sewing can wait... the little ones grow up too fast to suit me!

Snoodles said...

You reminded me of a poem that I cross-stitched and hung in a prominent place when our three were small:
Cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.
I'm sure if I googled it I would find the author, but I haven't the time right now! :)
Have fun with Bella - and congrats on your weight loss!!