I am finally beginning to feel a little less overwhelmed. Working with my BFF Anita, we are making real progress on the Easter banner and I estimate completion sometime early next week. We have the top or front, completed except for a little free motion embroidery of grasses at the base of the lilies and the cross. Then we will square it up and complete it with a very thin batting (Thermore…almost is like a thicker interfacing) and a facing back with a knife edge stitched around it, and add a gold fringe at the shaped bottom. I will also do a little light quilting to keep it together nicely. We have bells to tie on the banner’s hanger with long colorful ribbons on each side of the banner…very joyful!
Also, I got all the kits ready (except for a few missing parts that are arriving on Monday) for Quilted Arts Workshop 1: Applique Techniques. I did an inventory of my solid fabrics and made an order for making up the kits for Workshops 2 through 4, and today I worked out the quilting designs for Workshop 4 sampler (Ruler Work for Sit down Quilting).
I found out that all my classes are filled and some I even allowed an additional student…so they are more than filled. I can’t let any more in now. How exciting!
Additionally, I got my first video out. This is a video stumbling my way through digitizing a wreath design with a lace background on Bernina V8 software. It was my learning video…I had to learn the software and get all the settings to work right. I have more learning to do, but it is kind of exciting to get a start on instructional short videos I have wanted to do for several years now.
So with all that accomplished, I am feeling a lot less overwhelmed. But I still have a lot to do…get the quilt sandwiches marked and sandwiched for the three quilting workshops, and I really want to make that Bob Ross challenge quilt for the Cherrywood fabric challenge this year. It’s due in the summer, and I have the fabric, have worked out the design, and am excited about it. Besides it is only 20″ x 20″, so I think I can get it done.
I also want to make my youngest son a shirt to wear to his next sci-fi writing conference due about the same time as the Bob Ross challenge. And FINALLY, then I will go back to the train quilt which I hope to complete in time for entering into the early 2020 shows that have deadlines late this year (and I’d like to do another too).
Besides, I lost ten pounds the past couple of months (I lose really slowly and have much more to go). So I am feeling happy.
Sew happy everyone! Spring and Summer are also for quilting just not as much maybe. So go make a little quilted art.