Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Schedule

I started my new job yesterday. Back to working full time! I'm pretty happy about it, especially because it gives me a reason to get dressed everyday instead of loafing around in my pjs all day. It may mean shorter and fewer posts here, though, at least for the first couple of weeks!

So, what did I do with my last weekend of freedom? Sewed like a madwoman, of course! Remember that I had all the pieces cut out for my sister's quilt and then I had all the blocks done... Well, here's where I am now:

kitchen window quilt fmq

Yes. I am FMQing the whole quilt! I must be insane. After only ever doing FMQ on 2 real blocks, the next logical step was obviously to go ahead and do a whole quilt, right? Well. Too late. I'm 2/3 of the way done and I just love it. It's so much fun and it looks so cool! No regrets. At least I am doing my first big quilt with a basic meandering pattern. I'm not that crazy (right??).

I am trying to get this finished this week. But I make no promises, considering I am coming off of a 3 month pseudo vacation in which I only worked part time and am now adjusting to full time again. But it is nice to just come home and sit down behind my machine to unwind... Why didn't I start sewing sooner?

Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread because, seriously, if you have never made a drawstring bag with Jeni at In Color Order's tutorial, you NEED to. Like, NOW. :D

drawstring bags

1 comment:

  1. I'm blown away at how quickly you're finishing the kitchen window quilt! That's awesome! How hard is it to FMQ on a regular machine? I'm thinking of doing it for a baby quilt I was commissioned to do, but I am nowhere near a long arm quilter.


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