Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What I've been up to while neglecting my blog...

It seems like it's always difficult for me to keep 10 balls in the air at once...I don't know why ;P

I've been talking about the Quilt Show coming up in my last few posts and it's almost weekend in fact! While I'm super excited, it's also kept me reaaalllly busy! I'm getting everything ready for my booth (1st time as a vendor, yikes!!!), displays, merchandise, kits and notions and also trying to finish up this quilt! (Sorry the pics are blurry, they are from my phone, I was in a hurry because I need to get back to work and get the borders on!)

This quilt has been a work-in-progress for 7 (yes, seven) years! I fell in love with the purple floral fabric and searched for just the right pattern (more on that later). I'd take it out every now and then and work on it and then get busy with other things and put it away again. A few of the blocks are hand-pieced because I could take it with me to doctors appointments, etc. I have found that set-in seams are much easier by hand!

Well, when the quilt guild asked that every member have a quilt to display, I thought this would be the perfect time to get this beauty done! Somewhere in my scatterbrained head I also thought that this would be the perfect time to go back to school! So the last few weeks have looked something like this:
  1. Classes and homework
  2. family time
  3. part time job @ the school
  4. planning for the show 
  5. quilting
  6. housework, laundry & grocery runs
  7. sleep (notice this is last?!)
See? Busy!!! Am I forgiven for not updating? I hope so! 

Uh-oh, times up... I just heard the dryer buzz. Time to switch the wash and get back to quilting. The borders are going on today before I leave for work and it's getting quilted this weekend. I can't wait to see it all quilted, I have some plans for the diamonds that make up the stars in the center... I'm so excited to see this one finished!!! I'll post more pics of it soon!
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