Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope 2016 will be a great year for you...and me!
I bought myself a Christmas present the day after Christmas!  On sale and free shipping, and it arrived yesterday.  Mind you, the thing weighed 130 pounds, but I did manage to get it thru the front door, but then had to open it in the hallway, and carry each piece downstairs individually!  Started putting it together yesterday afternoon and had some problems.  Then had to quit and take another shower because I meet friends for dinner on Wednesday night and I sweat like a horse struggling with the thing!
I tried again this morning, and finally called my friend to help me -- took him very little time and thankfully he was already in Rockford, since he lives 30 minutes from me.  Thanks again, Bob.

I've had all this fabric donated and its been in bags and boxes and stacks all over the studio and I had no idea how much of what I had.  The four cubes on the bottom, and three on the next row are all filled with backing fabrics -- yardage enough for at least 1 quilt and in some cases for two, three or more.  I quilted two kids quilts while I was filling the cubes today and one of them was a shamrock quilt -- halfway thru the quilting I found a piece of shamrock fabric that would have been perfect for the backing!The second shelf from the top is smaller pieces to be used to make the fronts of the quilts, and the top row is scraps and orphan blocks and already cut strips and squares.  I still have a pile of scraps and cut squares to add to those cubes, but my back was killing me and I have some computer work to finish for church.  So, tomorrow I will be cleaning up my mess and getting the rest of the fabric in the cubes and sorted a little better.  I also have 11 bolts of fabric that was donated for backings, so I think we're good for both kids quilts and quilts for the homeless for awhile.  It is so much better being able to see what I have now - I'll have to have my piecers come over and pick out their own fabrics for the quilts!
I'm off to do my computer work.
Until next time.....blessings, and Happy New Year!

1 comment :

Denise said...

You're really busy with using your squares. I bet the shamrock quilt is darling.