Thursday, February 12, 2009

weekend plans on a Thursday?

Yes! It is the weekend! A nice, long 4 day weekend. Thank you Washington and Lincoln :)

I have lots of plans for this weekend, including starting a new quilt a long hosted by Judy. You can check it out on her blog. This is the fabric I plan to use for it. I'm going to make it for my daughter's room mate. She is a music major, or hopes to be, or at least likes to sing and dance. I have had these fabrics picked out and wasn't sure which pattern to use them on and then this challenge came up and now I know just what to do with them. I will need a little more of the burgundy fabric and will have to go digging through the stash some more as I cut into it because I'm not sure just how I will be using it, but I like this color combination. This quilt will be a challenge for me because I'm still scared of the half square triangles and the quilt I started on New Year's Eve is still sitting half way done because of those silly triangles. Maybe I will dig that out and work some more on it before I lose all of the pieces.

Another project that must be completed this weekend is the baby quilt for my friend who is having her shower on Thursday next week. Yikes! I have to make a crib sheet too, but that should take 5 minutes :) The quilt she wants will also take about 5 minutes to put together. At least I hope so.

I was hoping to work in the garden, but the weather forcast says rain for the next 10 days at least, so that is out. I guess that means I have to do the laundry and vacuum. Ick. Oh, well, my carpets will thank me.

I also have a string quilt that has been on my design wall for about a month now and I really need that wall for something else, so I had better put that top together and put some other blocks up there. I love looking at the blocks when I'm sitting at the computer. I would also like to get at least 3 quilts bound each day of the vacation--that's 12 quilts bound in 4 days. Not sure I could do that, but it's a goal. If I start early tomorrow, I might just have the energy to keep going. I find that lately after work all I want to do is sit on the computer and veg. It is getting really bad.

1 comment:

Lori in South Dakota said...

You're braving all those HST's too? I did get about half of them pieced tonight. Whew! I'm not sure how a big a dent 200 yards is, but was your car big enough?? And did you hire movers to carry it all for you??? Really, I'm just jealous as I can't be there to BUY all that lovely fabric!