Saturday, September 29, 2012

Things are looking up!

Last night, I had my own personal Friday Night Sew In and I was very productive. I worked on my Scrap Squad #4 and got so much done on it.

Oh my goodness gracious but this quilt is looking fantastic! I can not wait to share it with you, my lovely readers!

Since I am assembling this quilt differently than I do most of my quilts, I am taking snapshots of my design wall as it is going together and I will post them on my blog when I can show the quilt off. As I scroll through the pictures, it is pretty cool to see the progression from one night to the next.

Today, I spent a few hours out of the house. While I really wanted to finish the assembly on the quilt and start on something new, I had plans to meet up with a friend and pick up a quilt from her and then I headed to Joann's. I got a backing for the SS #4 and fabrics for SS #5. Yes, I already have the pattern for the fifth Scrap Squad quilt and I have my color scheme all sorted out.

Right now, I am working on the final 3 rows on the SS #4 and then I have a couple more long seams to sew. I have to decide on a border fabric. I think that I am going to have to hang options on the wall and see if one just sticks out at me.

I am sending this quilt off to be quilted by someone other than me. I know my limitations with my quilt machine and frame set up and this quilt is just screaming for some custom quilting that I just can't do comfortably with my set up. My goal is to have this ready to be shipped tomorrow night.

I keep gazing at the design wall as I type and I am just in love with this quilt. It just might be one of my favorite quilts!

Now, I need to get back to my assembly while this 'helper' is napping. I can finally move around the quilt studio without having to worry about rolling my chair over a tail.



scraphappy said...

So much discussion and not a photo in are killing us all with the suspense. Can't wait to see how it all turned out.

Regina said...

Your favorite quilt so far??? That is high endorsement - since you have so many GORGEOUS ones!! Can't wait for the big reveal. The progressive photo idea sounds cool - once I get my design board together will have to remember that! ;-)

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to see it!

diana569 said...

The suspence is mounting.... can't wait to see it! And what a precious little face your 'helper' has!

elizabeth said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Seeing some of the colors that you showed us is really making it hard to wait. Love your little helpers

Kristie said...

I can't wait until you reveal this quilt! As you know, I loved the fabrics. Glad you are having some nice sewing time.

Have a wonderful and Blessed day