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While I was looking for the cover of the magazine in the previous post, I was at the Quilt-it …Today website and found a free pattern for this pillow. I LOVE Yo-Yos but would never make an entire quilt from them. This would be a really cute project to make.
There’s an article on HeartStrings and interview with me in the July/August issue of Quilt It – Today.
I’m not sure if the issue is on the shelves yet but a copy of the magazine was here when I got home yesterday. In addition to the information about HeartStrings, they photographed and published a HeartStrings quilt (pieced by Beth and quilted by me), and provide instructions for making one in the magazine.
I hate nights when I need to sleep and can’t. The alarm is set for 3:50 am and I haven’t slept yet.
Nothing quilty to show for myself today and I’ll be visiting family this week so my posts might be hit or miss.
A quick glance out the window to see if I needed my raincoat to take Chesty to the vet and it’s snowing. Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that it’s May 3rd although it’s going to be 70 again on Monday so maybe she just can’t make up her mind …. Spring …. more Winter….Spring …..more Winter. It’s been a long winter but if its going to be cold and wet, I’ll still take a little snow over rain.
The hourglass top is slowly taking shape now that I’ve quit procrastinating. By sewing just a few seams a day, I’m getting past the roadblock of assembling this top.
Most of my day today was taken up with prepping packages for shipping and getting them to FedEx AND waiting for Chesty to finish up at the beauty parlor!
I did manage to knit some. Loving the Milk Run Shawl.
We had snow earlier today and they’re calling for some accumulation tonight. So much for the spring weather we had on the weekend!
I’m going to lump May and June together since I want to quilt and bind the 8 HeartStrings quilts I brought back from the Roberts, WI sew-in. I’m traveling some both months and volunteering a day or two a week at the library when I’m home so I’ll give myself plenty of time.
Finish 2 UFO’s
Quilt and bind 8 HeartStrings tops
Finish knitting Milk Run Shawl
Finish assembling Hourglass quilt
Finish strips&strings log cabin blocks
Start a new quilt — my choice!
Not too unhappy with my progress in April. The only item not completed was the assembly of the Hourglass top and I’m making progress on that one now. I’ve decided that I MUST sew on it each day until it’s done even if its only a few seams.
✔Quilt fabric for Nancy — 15 yards quilted
✔Quilt Strippie UFO – Owls quilted, bound, and donated
❌Assemble Hourglass top — progress was made but NOT done
✔Tie 12 HeartStrings tops – 18 tops tied
✔Finish knitting Vortex Shawl – done
✔Cast on Milk Run shawl – done
I’m also making good progress on finishing the knitting of my projects but am not getting the ends woven and the blocking done. I’m going to have to address that at some point because those projects waiting for blocking are piling up.