Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WiP/FMC - Saving Prom

Last week, Katie saved prom. This week, it was my turn! Luckily, it was just a hem and strap shortening, and I had 24 hours notice. It forced me to learn how to use my rolled hem foot - I was not touching a chiffon hem without that!
{Pain in the butt cat was not allowed on the sewing table with the dress. This is apparently very depressing.}

When they asked about payment, I said I wanted a spot in their bunker in case the Zombie Apocalypse happens while my husband is deployed. Since I proved that I have a useful skill, I'm totally in!
{Which, can you imagine how useful I'd actually be? "OMG, that's $20 a half yard Japanese fabric! You can't use it as a tourniquet! What do you need a tourniquet for, anyway? Did you get bit? Because I've seen the movies and a tourniquet won't stop you from becoming a zombie. You need to cut off that limb. And you better not use my stash to mop up the blood!"}

Anyway, in normal sewing...

Worked on Hotel Kit #4 {I think? I really need to make a list of these.} Cutting background and lids for the mason jar picnic quilt.
And I started Hotel Kit #5 - carefully cutting the border strips. Alternate rows with four patches and pinwheels, and alternate the fabrics in those rows in each quilt. Two quilts from five one-yard cuts! {If my math is right.}

Non-QA Quilts:
 Unnamed Baby Girl Quilt - basted! And...nice corner, huh? The only creatures in my house with such a wild disregard for fabric also don't have opposable thumbs, so it was written on at some point in the manufacturing/distribution process. I was able to baste around it, but I'm still annoyed.

I also started a pillowcase dress/tutorial.

Fat Quarter Stars - 6/12 blocks - none
{Buckeye Beauty - Crosses & Losses - X Quartet}
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 9/36 - I picked up the next two months of blocks to keep up while I'm gone over the summer.
 LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 - medallion is together, two of the word-y sides are on, and I'm piecing little blocks to fill in the other word-y sides.
Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - Debbie yelled at me, so I dug Swoon out. Turns out I only need two more blocks! So I started on them as leaders/enders. Need to pay attention to the stripe direction.
Granny Squares {mine} - top done!

Untouched This Week:

Awaiting Binding:

Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - in queue for approval
USCIS paperwork - in progress

New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 11


  1. You're insane. And this is why we're friends.

  2. haha....are you sure I didn't whisper?? ;-) Glad to see Swoon back out tho! And especially love your Granny Squares top - congrats on getting that top done!

  3. Oh my gosh, you are so hilarious!!!

    And all of these quilty blogger prom heroes. Awesome. :)

  4. I would have been so annoyed at the writing on that fabric! good thing you could work around it :) You have been SO busy busy!

  5. Great progress! I love your Granny squares top.