Sherri at A Quilting Life has set up a Linky for quilting bloggers to list 10 things they want to do this summer. She is hosting a giveaway for her 5th Blogiversary. Even if you don’t blog you can write your 10 things in the comments and still have a chance to win so make sure you check out her post that I have linked in the first sentence.
Here is my list of 10 things I want to accomplish this summer. Although I have a lot more than 10 things I am trying to keep it real. And also keep my readers from having to read a novel here on my blog.
Sew A Quilt for Calgary Done! Whoo-hoo! One thing off the list. But I am taking up a spot here in my 10 things so I will say: Sew another quilt for Calgary (and area). If you do not already know, Southern Alberta suffered a devastating flood last month and hundreds of people’s homes have been destroyed or badly damaged.
I cut the pieces for this quilt on Wednesday July 3 and finished the quilt top on Thursday July 4. This pattern is amazingly quick to put together. It is Piece of Cake 3 by Camille Roskelley of “Thimble Blossoms”. I have her pattern from her Craftsy class called “Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple”. But she also sells the pattern in her shop.
I dropped this quilt top off this afternoon at Sparrow Studioz, a long arm studio, here in Edmonton where they are generously supplying the batting and backing and quilters there will finish it for me on a long arm machine.
The fabric is Whimsy by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. I believe this line is from 2008 but I picked it up in Drumheller, AB on vacation last summer. The border fabric is another Fig Tree fabric that I picked up in Jasper, AB last summer. I was so happy to be able to donate this quilt top and do something to help. I felt a bit powerless watching everything on the news and watching my husband head off with his fellow soldiers to help and all I could do was sit at home. Then I found calls for quilts (see this post for some links) and then I had something I could do to help.
Okay, the rest of my 10 things will not be as long as the first one. I promise. 🙂
2. Finish the 2012 Fat Quarter Shop Block of the Month. I only have two squares done. Ten more to go! I love that Vintage Modern fabric.
5. Start and Finish my “Thimble Blossoms” Hop Scotch quilt. I might have mentioned what a huge Camille Roskelley fan I am. When I was a teenager it was Bon Jovi and Guns n Roses. Now, it’s Camille Roskelley. 😉 Seriously though, she is so awesome! I’ve had this pattern and jelly roll for a year! I hope there are other people out there like me so I don’t feel so bad about having projects lined up. I’m sure there are. Right?!