music donation raffle quilts
once i got down to it, these quilts zoomed right along. yep. progress made on both.
my goal is that when i am in reno this weekend with amy & luke & jenny, i will be able to do some (if not all) of the hand sewing for the binding on one of these quilts. i know, it sounds super classy to hang out at my friend's house and sew, but that's how i roll. the first week of music camp starts next sunday, and i need to have that triangle quilt completed for when my dad goes up to camp midweek. it would be even nicer to have it done when i am up there sunday to take their camp photo. it should be no problem at all, but it is crazy how fast it all came together (once i got my act together of course)
baby girl quilt
some progress was made on this quilt.
as i was pacing joann's last week, i settled on a piece of fabric for the back but had yet to determine the front. scrolling quickly through my pinterest, i found a block i became intrigued by, and decided to make that the official decision. the fabric has been pre-washed, but that's about it. but hey, it's progress, right?
sewvivor round 3
last monday the auditions for sewvivor 3 opened.
i had my entry all written out, but i wanted to wait and see what other people were writing before committing to it. well, i decided to just go with my gut and keep my entry as it was, with all my back story and good stuff like that. last night when i looked, there were exactly 16 entries, and still a week to go in the auditions. my fingers and toes are crossed to get in this competition, so i have been painstakingly planning out what i will do for each of the challenges. today my goal is to shop for the fabric for the first "nautical" challenge and get the ball rolling for that. i've realized how chaotic my next two months are before school starts, so i really need to be on my crafting game and not get lazy with working on these projects. especially if i end up in colorado next month for a week. i have loved seeing all the different entries so far, and will probably be pinching myself if i get selected for the top 16. stay tuned for the results on that. i won't know until the 28th if i get in!
oh this project. things were going so well.
when i ordered my new bed, the company said it would arrive by july 21st. figuring i had time, we weren't exactly in a hurry to get beds moved around. i got an e-mail from sears saying my bed had shipped on the 8th, but no tracking number had shown up. my mattress arrived on wednesday, and i thought i would be waiting forever to get the bed. on a whim, i checked it the morning of the 10th (last thursday) and it said it was out on the truck for delivery. things got moved around while i was teaching that evening, and the bed had arrived while i was out. i came home, and started moving along with putting the bed together.
this is where what it started like:
this is where we're currently at:
stash buster quilts
the most that happened on these quilts is that i cut a few more squares from fabrics my mom found in one more place, and then put the rest in the donation pile. we had over 3 kitchen sized garbage bags full go off to the humanitarian group. i hope that they'll be able to do something with even the smallest of scraps in there.
speaking of humanitarian, my mom shared this photo on my facebook page.
it was great to see them in the pile of quilts completed, and somewhat inspired me to do some more stash busting quilt tops to donate. we'll have to see where i stand once sewvivior is complete though ;)