So some time earlier this week I had a mini panic attack that I was not getting nearly enough stuff done. Stitch Supply Co. is having one of their “per person” retreat weekends, which means anyone can sign up to claim one of their 16 beds at their retreat center without renting out the entire space! So that’s where I’m headed today and can hopefully focus on getting stuff done!
If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably noticed a slow down in progress in general, and that’s partly due to secret sewing but really it’s the effect of my life getting super hectic. And if you don’t follow me yet, you should! Here are my Instagram and Facebook pages.
Here is a quick rundown of the projects that got some focus this week. S.W.A.K, the quilt I’m making for a blog hop later in August has all the HST units trimmed, and I’d say it is 50% assembled into blocks for the quilt top. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finish the quilt top this weekend, but now I’m not quite sure how to show a sneak peak without giving it away. So maybe I’ll try to take photos if and when I decide to quilt the thing.
I made a little bit more progress on my Peacock EPP project. I had divided the papers into little baggies by strips and of course didn’t label them. So by the time I figured out the baggie I opened on the very right hand side, I decided just to sew those together. I was trying to go left to right on the piece, but that plan is now out the window. What are quilters, if not flexible?
Last but not least, can you guys believe it? The I Wish You a Merry QAL starts in 4 days!! It’s seriously time to get hyped! So here’s a little bit more information about prizes, and I’ll repeat this on Tuesday just in case you forget. Each block release, there will be a prize for people that share their block on Facebook, Instagram, or the Linky party on the designer’s tutorial site. The giveaway time frame will be from the release date at midnight Eastern to 11:59 PM Eastern the night before the next block is released. For example, Block 1’s giveaway timing is going to start at 12:00 AM Eastern on August 1 and run through 11:59 PM on August 14. Be sure to share your completed blocks! There are lots more prizes during this entire QAL so I hope you will join us!
If you haven’t checked out the QAL Facebook page, what are you waiting for?!
Anyway, I gotta run to the retreat, have a great weekend everyone!
7/28-8/4 Weekly Goal:
Available time for quilting:
Weekend Retreat!, Monday PM, Wednesday PM
Projects I want to work on:
I Wish You a Merry QAL
Goals for the Projects:
I Wish You a Merry QAL: Block blocks and more blocks, the QAL starts Aug 1!
PBQ104: Start sewing the pieces together to make the top
S.W.A.K.: Finish the quilt top!
PBQ103: Finish the pattern for the testers. (I’m behind, eeekk!)
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