Today I feel like death warmed over. Been fighting a cold and this morning I have definitely been dragged behind enemy lines. Yesterday was our guild’s sew Saturday and I made a jelly roll quilt. Learned a valuable lesson. After sewing the strips together, just kind of make long arm-length folds. DO NOT ROLL the strips. We spent about 20 minutes getting that fixed. What can I say? It seemed like a good idea at the time.
So I used my jelly rolls, gave away a jelly roll, gave away my UFO and some additional fabric, and made a back. And got a fat quarter in an exchange. Still in the red territory, but hoping I’ll change that this week. And still within my goal. Put a border on the X-block quilt, and made the backing.
Also, it was a pretty busy week–guild meeting, my volunteer week, very busy at work (worked late one evening). So I didn’t have nearly the sewing time I normally would.
As I mentioned, my alligator quilt (was my UFO for February, and March, and I guess now April ) is still in progress and has actually made it onto my frame. At present, I have quilted the top border. It will be totally freehand quilted, no pantos. I did a little light marking to help me place the background design around the applique.
Busted this Week: 8.50
Busted year to Date: 69.75
Stashed this Week: 0.25
Stashed Year to Date: 70.00
Net Stashed for 2011: 0.25 <<<< Still within my goal>>>>> 2012 Goal: + /- 25.00
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