As I have been enjoying my shirtmaking, other thiings have piled up on my "to get finished" pile.
My latest quilt, "Restricted" (for it's restricted palette challenge), has an appointment for quilting and is still lacking its backing.
I have to get my donation quilt, for the children in school at Seattle's Pike Place's market needs to be quilted....fast! The backing is flannel with frogs...not quite the right blue but it will be soft and look just fine with binding. Our Guild, Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild, makes these quilts every year. The school caters to the children of the working poor and the ages range from infants to pre-school toddlers. It's a great oportunity for me to get into a more "juvenile" fabrics mode - something that I would otherwise have no need to do. if you have a hankering to - donating to them is always a good thing!
Any quilting suggestions?
I thought that either a grid pattern or circles might work. SITD would too, but it's not a favorite style and, for this quilt, it might take longer to do than an all-over design would.
I'm working on this wonderful applique block for a dear friend. I can't show much of it because it is a super secret project. Suffice it to say that her work is amazing and this project will make a lot of people happy! Those dang little points were a bear at first but now they are second nature. I am looking forward to finishing this up soon.
So my plate is filled with needle and thread projects....now I must need to sleep less and sew more ... ummmm---no - not sleep less. Sleep is my true luxury!
Many of my friends seem to not sew much in the Summer months. They have gardening to attend to and many visitors to entertain. There was a time when this might have been somewhat the case for me, but I have always sewn all year long...though quite a bit less when I working.
Do you either stop - or do much - sewing in the Summer?
What's on your "to finish" and your "to start" lists?