The very first thing I did Saturday is get the taxes together. Every year I think I dread it for 3 days when it really only takes about 3 hours to do the work. I had a couple of reconciliation issues with my business but once those were worked out I was good to go. I'm delivering them to the accountant today and now I don't have to think about it again for a few weeks.
By mid-Saturday afternoon I was able to get back to fun stuff.
Penguin eyes with the beaks. This is a really fiddly pattern but the instructions are so well written and illustrated.
Now we're getting somewhere! The are starting to look really penguiny. I think this is going to be such a cute quilt and I'm eager to get to the point where I can start cutting the shibori fabrics....the fun part.
Yesterday afternoon my friend, Kim, came over with this quilt quilt that she made for a Project Linus "event". I don't really know what it's for. I just know that the daughter of a friend snookered her (in a good way) into to make a quilt for her Project Linus project and it's due in a couple of weeks. She picked up a kit with 3 yards of fabric and a free pattern at the Mid-Atlantic quilt show and had this pieced in one evening. I volunteered to quilt it for her and yesterday was the day.
I took my cue from the wavy grid pattern in the print and quilted wavy lines across the quilt. Our goals were "fast" and "done" with the added goal of good tension. We succeeded on all 3 fronts and she went off to bind it last night.
During "breaks" I'm still winding yarn off so I can reduce the size of my yarn stash without having to totally get rid of any of the yarns. This is a pretty boring task but I'm slowly making progress through the three big boxes of yarn.
I'm almost done with the granny square crochet too. I'm down to the last round and border.
It was a good weekend.
3/9/2020 04:02:45 pm
The penguins will be cute. I went to the Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge for the first time this past weekend, and one of the vendors had a penguin quilt. Their little bodies were made of larger gingham fabrics. I thought of you when I saw it.
3/9/2020 06:48:42 pm
Very cute penguins (altho, when I saw them in the box I thought they were houses). I can see bits of those yarns showing up on some of your postcards.
3/10/2020 08:54:44 am
you are making great progress on the penguin quilt. I can tell that those are really fiddly.
3/10/2020 08:56:25 am
The penguins are coming along nicely. That is a cute quilt I am sure some kid will love.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.