March is National Quilting Month, and Saturday is Worldwide Quilting Day. What will you do to celebrate?
This week I've:
- worked on a table runner using Red, White, and Free by Sandy Gervais
- visited my local quilt shop for the first time in a year (!) and bought some backing fabric to finish up the runner
- laid out my finished Row-Along top and am deciding how to quilt it or even if I'll do it myself
- sewed together the Snow Time quilt kit I gave Sarah for Christmas, quick and easy!
- opened some packages of quilty goodness I received in the mail
- rejoiced with Sarah this week who won $100 worth of quilting services for one of her quilts
- enjoyed a quilting week leading up to Worldwide Quilting Day!
Here are some photos of my week:
The Red, White and Free charm pack all laid out to test the possibilities: And here are the Disappearing 9-Patch blocks all sewn together first, then cut apart, and then sewn back together again. Quilting is a crazy hobby! It's now awaiting backing, quilting, and binding: Here's the completed Row-Along quilt top which I promised to show you that I worked on with my friend, Chris. Now it needs to be sandwiched and quilted: And here's the Bee label I made for the back: I feel like I can finally check the Row-Along off my list...that was a lot of work! But...no quilt is complete without the quilting. So I'll decide how to go about that next.
Actually, I entered a giveaway over at Ruby Blue Quilting to win $100 worth of quilting services by a long-arm quilter. I so wanted to win, especially to get this Row-Along quilted now that it's finished! But if I couldn't win, then Sarah winning the prize was the next best thing!
Here she is holding up her quilt top that she thinks will be the one she sends in to be quilted. She still needs to add the borders to this, however, before it's ready to mail off: In the meantime, I took a break and started making the Snow Time quilt for Sarah. Here's an almost completed top below; the appliqued snowflakes and cardinals just need to be added.
And I'm waiting for some soft and comfy minkie fabric for the backing to arrive any day. I think Sarah will love it! And in other quilting news, this delightful package of goodies arrived from Cotton Berry Quilts yesterday! It was actually a gift to me from Christa over at Cotton Berry to make things right after a mix-up on her website. What a wonderful gesture, and I will love making the mini Puddle Jumping quilt: Check out Christa's blog to see the beautiful Fig Tree Homestead quilt (love it and want to make one!!) she finished quilting for one of her customers! I've never used Christa's services for any long-arm quilting, but I have first-hand experience that she would treat you right! Thank you, Christa!
Comment and let me know what you're doing for Worldwide Quilting Day tomorrow? Maybe it doesn't even have a thing to do with quilting! That would be a shame! :) Ha!