So I’ve been wrestling this week. No, no, nothing to do with the traditional January return to the gym (although I have been doing that too), this was entirely about getting an 84″ x 96″ quilt done on my domestic machine. I succeeded by the way, but wow, my arms and shoulders got quite the workout! I’ve also been a bit distracted planning my end of summer holiday to the Austrian Tyrol – if any of you happen to have been there, let me know of good places to go. I’ve got nearly 9 months to research it, but it’s always good to be prepared ;o)
So what have you all been up to this week? Quilting/sewing achievements? Workouts? Holiday planning? All of the above?
Finishes This Week:
In Progress This Week:
I got my Super Size Economy Block top finished, basted and quilted. I was going to trim it last night ready for binding, but I got a bit sidetracked by other things and other people, so tonight it shall be. Hopefully it will be dry enough at the end of this week to get a photo, but here it was at the start of its quilting journey (which I wrote more about here)
To Be Worked On This Week:
- Binding the beast
- Catching back up with everything that got put aside while I was preoccupied with the beast
Have a great week all!
Looks like the big daddy wrestling is going well . Can’t wait to see your finish . How many blocks in total ?
Can’t wait to see your finished quilt. I’ve yet to use my domestic machine for quilting but after seeing what you’ve accomplished with yours it’s something to consider. Hope it’s dry enough to get those photos taken.
I think you need to read as many Chalet School books as you can and then you can visit all the places mentioned. And take photos to show me!
When I quilt big quilts like that on my machine, I usually choose vertical patterns like lines or long loopy lines. Yep, I’m lazy. Bigger quilts get sent out to a long-armer.
I’ve been to the Tirol of Austria (went to summer school there, so you know how long ago that was). It is about my favorite place on earth. We lived in Seefeld, which has grown considerably. (In fact, an old boyfriend, Ottmar Suitner, owns one of the resorts there now). But you must visit Innsbruck, too. Even back in the day they had great fabric stores… and don’t forget all the wonderful Tirolean ribbons, too!