Saturday, November 23, 2013


It's Saturday morning.  I've spent the morning so far just drinking coffee, reading blogs, and playing with Pinterest.  We have part two of the high school swim meet this afternoon, but the morning is blessedly empty of any "have to do" stuff.  I washed some fabric this morning so I can start my November NewFO sometime this weekend.  While I was pulling the fabric out of the dryer my mind wandered to thoughts of my plans for this week.  I'm off work all week.  Monday, I will be all by my lonesome for most of the day as My Guy as an all day "have to" attend meeting (I'm glad I don't work for his boss) and Drama Teen has school.  Tuesday will be baking day for the holiday and family stuff starts up on Wednesday, but Monday is wide open.  

I really, really need to get a handle on the piles of fabric that need to be washed, pressed and put away.  I've been making slow progress on that front.  But that's not really fun, that's necessary.  The NewFO for November is to start the Starburst quilt along over at Little Bunny Quilts.  The quilt along is on block 4, so I have some catching up to do.  I had to order some background fabric before I could start, so I spent the "waiting" time this week doing a mock up in EQ to check out color placement for the blocks posted. 

pattern by Alison of Little Bunny Quilts
(links to pattern found here)

I'll probably play around a bit more before I make the final decision for the fabrics to use in the first blocks.  So a good bit of Monday will probably be spent getting caught up on this Quilt Along.  

The ever efficient Trudy has finished quilting Mon Ami and sent it back to me.  

Modified from Mon Ami
by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company

I love the swirly stars she quilted.  So making the binding should go on the list as well.  If I get that made and sewn to the front, I can hand sew it to the back while I'm visiting with family over the holiday.  So that definitely sounds like something that should be added to the list.  

I will have some quilting time today, tomorrow and Tuesday as well as Monday before the holiday gets into full swing.  Still I shouldn't be too ambitious.  So that's probably it for my list this week; press and fold a little fabric, get caught up on the Starburst Quilt Along and work on the binding for Mon Ami.  

What are your plans for the week?  


make.share.give said...

I love days that are low on "have to do" things.

Shay said...

I vote Monday should be your "me" day. Just do whatever pleases and excites you.

Im heading into my sewing room today to pick up where I left off last week with tidying. If you dont hear from me for the next three days assume Ive been buried under a mountain of falling fabric and send a rescue team.

Barbara said...

That is going to be a beautiful quilt!

AnnieO said...

Wow, a whole day alone sounds lovely! The Newfo looks very pretty. Love the quilting on your Mon Ami. Nice sharp points on those pieced stars. Enjoy playing!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Your patriotic Mon Ami is back! YEAH! The quilting looks awesome! This NewFO looks like it's going to be a beauty as well!

Julie in GA said...

I love the look of the bright Starburst blocks on that black background--fabulous!!