Saturday, September 4, 2010


Today was the first day of a new project. While I was dropping of the pillowcases at the quilt shop the owner told me about the new quilt-block-of-the-week program. This was Wednesday, Thursday I called to sign up, today I got up early (for me) to go participate. Each week several women meet at the quilt shop to sew a quilt block. I'd say most of the women were 10 to 20 years older than me. They were all very nice, so it seems like it's going to be fun, maybe even relationship building, who knows. Each week the block will be different, focusing on a slightly different skill. I know that one week we'll be sewing curves which happens all the time in garment sewing, but not in quilting. There's another week that involves applique. By the beginning of December we all should have a throw size quilt top. At which point borders can be added to make it bigger or not.

Here's my first block (we each made two of these). The lighting isn't the best because it's dark outside.




Today I also finished one scrapbook page (rah, rah) and started a second. I'm amazing at how slow it's going. I hope to get on a roll and get caught up to 2010. I'm at the end of 2007 in sequence, so I really don't think it'll take that long as long as each page doesn't take two days to complete.

Right now, I'm working on a couple pages of Hawaii pictures and longing to go back there. I just finished reading Under A Maui Moon by Robin Jones Gunn. The woman in the story just spontaneously takes a trip to Hawaii. Sounds like a great idea! :)


Amy said...

Well if someone gives you a key to their Maui beach house, you let me know.

Mom said...

Just keep it simple.

Mom said...

The quilt top looks to be an interesting pattern when assembled. I am thinking about trying to machine quilt two matching quilts for the upstairs beds. The comforters are not going to make it through many more washings, and I can't find ready made comforters that would go with the decor. Not sure my machine is up to it, or if I am either.