We filled quite a few donate boxes which I took up to Good Will. Of course, since I was in Mt. Pleasant, I had to get my JoAnn fix. I did pretty well talking myself out of bringing more stuff home. I did buy some batting that was on sale and a quilting magazine - only one - it promises to help me with my "quilting math." While I was there, I happened to glance at the clock. it was 4:45. A month ago I would have been at church playing 4:30 Mass.
Yesterday I did some more work on Claire's quilt. I have a few tiny puckers in the back, but I am leaving them alone. I managed to include an Amish humility patch in the bottom left corner. Sheesh. Never noticed it until I came upon it while quilting.
My quilting rule is that once I have a quilt under my quilting needle, I can start piecing another one. Madison mentioned her Elsa quilt fabric the other day and she is next in line for a quilt. I laugh when I look at this panel. I had ordered 2 of them - one for Maddie and one for Meghan. Meghan found them when she was poking around my sewing room. I quickly took them and hid them again hoping she would forget about them. The next week when she and Maddie were over, I heard her whispher, "Maddie, I saw Elsa and Anna fabric in Grandma's quilt room." So, with Claire's quilt under the needle, I started Maddie's quilt last night.
I'm not using a pattern - just making it up as I go along. I made a second saw tooth border and put it on upside down. Genius. Fortunately I noticed it before I went any further. I have a neat trick for sandwiching quilts. I ordered some cardboard pallet covers and I lay one on the bed and layer my quilts that way. I can move the cardboard anywhere I want without disturbing the quilt.
A few days ago a friend from my former church asked if Moeggenborg Sugar Bush would donate a basket to the Mardi Gras fundraiser. We have been doing it for years. I decided to come up with some Mardi Gras themed products.
And a grungy jar candle
I also plan to do some breakaway wax melts.
Never did get to my quilting room today, but that's okay. Given yesterday's mishaps, I probably needed a break.