There will be a Black Friday Sew-in on Twitter on Friday for those of you that prefer to sew over fighting the crowds. My son says he would rather “eat glass” or “watch grass grow” before he will play golf. That is how I feel about shopping in general (unless it is for fabric). The thought of going out on Black Friday makes me want to crawl into a corner in a fetal position with my thumb in my mouth, rock back and forth and cry, “please don’t make me.” You get the picture.
So that said, come join the #twilters (quilters on Twitter and Instagram) and share your pictures and sewing adventures and participate in giveaways. I can be found at SewExcitedQuilt on Twitter and I’m sewexcitedquilts on Instagram.
Here’s a peak at my giveaway:
Perfect for making snack mats and/or cozie’s or whatever else you would desire.
Now go check out Pam at Hip to Be Square as she has a link up for other giveaways and Daisy over at Lazy Daisy Quilts.
Will you be shopping or sewing on Friday?
Planning a sew day on the journey, Jackie
My quilt guild is having a Stack-n-Whack challenge.
I can appreciate the technique, but I am not sure it is “me” but I’m going to give it a try. I have already started thinking about ways to change it up.
I found this fabric on vacation and thought it would lend a lot of possibilities. I’m trying to look past the floral aspect of this (I really am not a fan of flowery quilts).
I played with possibilities if I cut it into 6 wedges:
Wow, that is a lot of flower power going on. I’ll have to play with off-center possibilities.
Here are fabrics I purchased to use, though I have no idea where I am going with this.
Have you ever made a stack-n-whack quilt? Did you like the finished result?
I’m thinking I wished I had purchased a geometric print. Maybe this will be a good exercise outside my comfort zone.
Little sewing. Very little sewing. It’s been a week. Or I should say several weeks.
This is on the long arm.
Some progress on my selvage rag rug, I need to sew more strips together. Not the best crochet job, but it’s a rug, so I’m not stressing. Purchased more supplies for Grace and Noah’s sewing boxes. Does that count for quilting/sewing progress?
Black Friday is right around the corner and that is a P.J. and sewing day!
Busy with other things (work) on the Journey, Jackie
This is what happens when an inquisitive 6-year-old has a tape measure of his own:
He was excited that I bought him his own sewing box, though the only thing I’ve bought for them are the tape measures. I had to assure him that the tape measure can be replaced and that when Grandma was young, she would take apart clocks and watches to see how they worked.
Got to love them.
Tickled on the Journey, Jackie
Sickness, fall trips and last-minute interruptions gave me time to focus my energies on these two hooligans (as they are affectionately called by Grandpa) with their veteran quilts.
First things first….
They made really good progress, but popcorn and a movie with Grandpa also had an appeal.
Fighting for first spot:
They are not shy around the camera, can you tell?
Teaching how to give back on the Journey, Jackie
This is off the long arm and ready for binding, though I think I won’t have enough of the fabric I hoped to use.
This is pieced and ready for the long arm. This is using mini-pinwheels (2.5 inches) made from the leftovers on flying geese units.
This has been pieced, ripped out, cut in some places and pieced again. I will have to order some backing fabric to finish.
And so another week begins, what are your plans?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie