Saturday, June 14, 2014
I haven’t been back to the sewing room since Wednesday evening, so I’m still at 13 almost completed rows.
Instead I’ve been preparing for my upcoming retreat. I spent Thursday ironing all that fabric piled up on the couch … I wish I knew exactly how many yards of fabric I ironed … all I know was that it gets pretty warm standing over an iron for hours on end. As long as this took, I can’t imagine how long it would have been had I ironed it using a standard ironing board … thank goodness for my Big Board.And imagine how much easier it will be to press 108” wide backing fabrics and my quilt top when I’m ready to baste.
Friday was spent cutting all that fabric. I don’t have the dies I need to cut the 9 yards of fabric for my Nantucket quilt. And because I have just enough fabric for T#4’s spiral log cabin quilt (12 yards), I’m cutting that fabric manually as well. But I certainly intend to use my GO to cut the fabrics for my pineapple blocks.
I’m about halfway done through the cutting … I’ve got the Nantucket fabrics all cut and ready to go (they’re in the forefront), and I’ve cut all the lights for the spiral log cabin (the strips in the background). I still need to cut the darks and then get to work on the fabrics for the pineapple quilt. And I need to cut the border fabrics for DD’s chevrons … I have strip dies in the sizes that I’m thinking of using for her borders.
I won’t get much cutting done today … we’re going to leave in a couple of hours to go visit my dad. When we get home, I need to bake another loaf of bread for DSIL for Father’s Day tomorrow … loaf #1 is in the machine now.
Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!