once again, i didn't get much done this week - but this time my apartment is MUCH tidier, as i've been spending a lot of time organizing, and now i have a nice tidy area to sew in. we had the final meeting for this past year's exec for VMQG at my house yesterday, so i HAD to clean! i've been housesitting as well, so i'm spending a lot of time going back and forth between their cats and my cat. as i write this, there's a very handsome stripey boy curled up against my leg, and a very pouty sofie hiding in the closet at my house.
i have managed to do a little bit of sewing...
i finished my Sherbet Pips quilt!! yaayy!! i went in to Spool of Thread after brunch with a friend on Sunday and pinbasted it, and have been working on quilting it the past few evenings. i did the binding this afternoon, and it's in the dryer as i type this. i can't wait to pull it out, it's going to crinkle up sooooo nicely!
and i finished cutting the prints for both of my bow tie quilts (still need to cut more black kona), so i could finally put away the stacks of rainbow coloured cottons all over my table, and i've laid out all of the colours for one of them, so that i know what order the prints will be in the quilt. i need to do that for the larger quilt as well, but it's not a huge hurry.
other projects on my WIPs list - the RSR pouches that are ridiculously close to being finished, the binding on my green kona quilt, plotting out my pattern for the Billboard quiltalong, pulling out the fabrics for the Across the Sea quiltalong, that blue and black half-quilted monstrosity that's holding half my favourite basting pins hostage, the blue modern traditional quilt
on the quilts to come list - my ghastlies quilt, my far far away II quilt, something with a prize pack of fqs from Pink Chalk fabrics, perhaps a wonky 9 block??, start a portrait quilt, contemplate the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild's quilt-a-long, housewarming pillow, the black and red circles quilt, start one of the art quilts floating around in my head....
not yet started, but this week's list - Unscripted block, samples for Sept guild challenge
i'm linking up to WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced, be sure to click through and check out some fabulous WIPs!
in other news, tommorrow is the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild's 1 year anniversary meeting! they've changed the date and location of their meetings, so they're no longer on the same night as VMQG, huraay!!! i'm really excited to go (though much less excited about driving there...) because as much as i love the VMQG and enjoy my role as secretary, it's going to be so great to actually participate in a guild meeting instead of typing frantically!
and it's going to be a great meeting, i'm sure. there will be plenty of door prizes, show and tell, a draw for a basket full of fat quarters for anyone who choses to bring one, yummy food, some sort of game, information about a quilt-a-long, the launch of an interguild swap, and anyone who's interested is making a string of bunting (following this tutorial, or close to it) that will be used to decorate the room during the meeting, and will be swapped at the end of the evening. i'm determined to go, regardless of how crappy i feel, because i know that it'll be worth the effort! i started cutting out fabric for a bunting, and ended up cutting enough for 5 or 6 strands - i need to sew at least one strand together tomorrow, so that i have one to take.
i've been advised that i must bring my Kona Pinwheels quilt, as the FVMQG is in the middle of their Kona challenge, so i'll take that, and my newly finished Sherbet Pips quilt. i'm excited! (could you tell?)
and speaking of my Kona Pinwheels quilt, Candace from Southern Girl Quilts, who wrote the tutorial that i used for the quilt, has blogged about my quilt, and the blog post just before that shows two different versions of origami pinwheel quilts. you should definitely pop over and give her some love!