Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekly Progress - In a Funk

Gee, if you spend 6+ weeks working hard to get the house ready for the market, then a week or two happily sewing all the time because you finally can, you'll probably hit a wall. Hard.

So that's why I have very little to show this week.

I spent a lot of time trying to quilt the Raiders T-Shirt Quilt. And it spent a lot of time puckering and pulling and fighting with me. I finally threw in the towel and took it to my local long-arm quilter. After spending a lot more time picking out all the stitching.

But hey - the binding is ready to go when it comes back!

Then I worked on my second of the random themed quilts. This one is OU/Steelers/Angels. It's kind of vaguely based on Kate's OSU quilt {in the block design} and Kati's print gallery quilt {in the slightly more random layout and the negative space in the corners.} There will be blue sashing between each block.

And thanks to the prepwork being done when the color of the month was orange, I have my yellow leaders/enders ready to go. Except for one tiny detail - I'm completely out of neutral scraps. Never thought I'd see the bottom of that box! So I need to cut the remaining pieces of Cat Tails to get some more scraps.

And that's it! This week, the Dude and I are going work on shaking this funk, mainly by coming up with a summer routine, enforcing actual bedtimes, and eating proper meals. And not going to the Snocone stand every day. Hopefully that will carry over to the sewing room, because I have some more t-shirt quilts to churn out.



  1. Hang in there! Busy times for you...

  2. Ugh! I hate problems like that - so nasty to pick out. Times like that you gotta love the longarmer. And it's stressful having your home on the market, even if you are ready. Hoping that resolves soon for you!!

  3. I think picking out FMQ is the worst! I'm in the midst of having to pick out three borders (seams) because the middle border isn't working. When I starting quilting, and up till now, I am always amazed at home little time is spent at a sewing machine!

  4. So sorry the Raiders T-shirt quilt didn't cooperate, but at least you found an alternate path forward rather than beating your head against a wall. OU/Steelers/Angels is definitely going to be a mixed theme quilt, but it looks like it's going to be a fun one to make.

    Hitting the wall isn't all bad, I did that last month after DT's graduation. Sometimes you just need the break.