The One Where I'm A Workaholic Again

I was feeling pretty recharged after my forced four day break, so I went a little crazy with the quilting this week.  I completed seven quilts.

The first one belongs to Georgia. Quilted with Soho.

Next is Beth's two-sided quilt. It's the same front and back. I was proud of myself for getting near-perfect alignment of the panels. It can be difficult to do, so I was thrilled with the end result. I also bound this one. Quilted with Swirling.
Next up is Terry's quilt, being quilted with Textures. LOVE this panto.
Terry's second quilt, quilted with Ruby Queen.
Toni's memory quilt, quilted with Tractors.
Toni's next memory quilt, quilted with In the Swirls.
Toni's final memory quilt, also quilted with In the Swirls.
I am taking the rest of the week off and I'll start again next week.

I'm thinking about seeing if the apples I like are ready for picking and maybe making applesauce this weekend.

I've been working on a few personal projects too. I made another improv unit. I have another one planned that I'm hoping to work on today. I have to phone the school transportation department first. 😒 I haven't had much success in my prior attempts this week.

Be sure to stop by My Quilt Infatuation to see lots of fun, scrappy improv mini quilts on the blog hop celebrating Kelly's new book. 

I had to laugh at how incredibly wonky this little piece is.  Good thing trimming is an easy fix, particularly since I don't have to hit any certain size. Looks like I need to clean my cutting mat too.

I completed September's clue for the Meadow Mist Macaron Mystery.

I also got September's #Trending block complete. This sloth is now hanging on my woefully bare design wall.

The first clue for Denise's Flower Patch SAL is live. Find the details at For the Love of Geese. Here is my initial fabric pull for this project. All three are from the Starry Night line by Island Batik. I'm not totally sold on how the navy I selected looks with the other two, so I ordered a navy from their foundations line and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I am using Kona White (not pictured) for the background. 

Meanwhile, the larger quilt guild I belong to is having a quilt show next month. There will be raffle baskets available. I decided to donate a basket and wanted a home products with quilt blocks on them theme, which ended up being way harder to find items for than I expected. I put my talented husband to work and here are my donations. I found the puzzle on Zulily. The notecards on the lower left are from Bluegrass Papercrafts on Etsy. They are really nice. The cocktail napkins are from my IKEA stash.

The tote bag, tumbler, and coasters are from Amazon. I had to buy a giant pack of the cork coasters (30!), so my husband has been making all sorts of custom coasters with his Laser Pecker. We have so much fun making fun of the name of his laser. Junior high jokes abound. 😄 This top set is mine. The ones on the bottom are the set for the basket. All the rest he made are not pictured. Yup, he's used the whole giant package and ordered a second package already.

He is also the operator of our vinyl cutting machine. I selected some quilt blocks and he cut and applied the vinyl decals to the tote bag and the tumbler to match my vision. I helped with the tote bag since I have the giant Cricut iron in my sewing room. I bought it because I thought it would make ironing large pieces of fabric easier, but we've only used it for vinyl so far.

I think we've selected the carpet we want for the basement, but we haven't agreed on which color yet. The product we selected is Mohawk Air.o. It has a built in felt backing pad and is applied using a double sided tape instead of the nailer strips. It's supposed to be VOC-free, good for placing over in-floor radiant heat (which we have), and is hypoallergenic and recyclable.The man came to measure the day after we visited the store. If we make our color decision, it sounds like the carpet could be installed within two weeks if it's an in-stock color! 

I'll be working on improv units, maybe making some applesauce, and making and attaching a 90" hanging sleeve for my quilt entry this week. And starting the Flower Patch SAL if my fabric comes. Have a nice week!

Linking with For the Love of Geese and My Quilt Infatuation and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. SEVEN quilts this week?! Holy Moly! How big did you size Textures on that one quilt? Seems a lot bigger than the last one I used that design on, and it looks really good that size on your customer's quilt.

  2. Oh my gosh! I love the Starry Night collection, the blues are so beautiful. You are going to be so happy with your finish. Wow, you have been very busy, you and your customers should be very proud. Mr Sloth is so handsome. I could go on and on but I am really eyeing that tumbler. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down and sewing along.