Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's Friday. Hooray!

This week has seemed very long to me. I guess that's because last week I only worked three days. And next week, too!!! :) Gotta love it when the boss declares a four-day weekend!

I've been pondering what I'm going to work on over the long holiday. The Civil War patriotic tumbler quilt will be finished. I just need to complete the assembly of the rows. BTW, I figured out if I iron the seams open, it reduces the bulk on those tiny things. Probably everyone in the world already knew that, but it took me a bit of pressing on those seams before that dawned on me. Sheesh, I'm such a doofus!

Then I think I'll spend a day cutting out the Brrrrr Park quilt by Minick & Simpson. I love that quilt! I'm going to enlarge it, but I hope to get it cut and then start assembling. No way will it be on my bed this Christmas, but at least I want the top done. Well, on second thought, maybe I can get it finished and have it quilted by then! Yeah, it's doable! I already have my Christmas bedroom envisioned! It's going to be so beautiful!



Ahhhh, Christmas when it's cool and pleasant. I can't wait! Not like this 4th of July when it's supposed to be blisteringly hot. Penny and I have a date with the A/C all weekend!

Off to work here. It's quarter end. I was able to get inventory priced yesterday, so I'm already ahead of the game. The WIP is what gets me, though. ROFLOL. See? I can't escape WIPs, even at work!!

16 comments:

Monica said...

I just love that pattern! I can't wait to see your's when its completed.

Anonymous said...

I see you're going to use 'Winter' fabric for your quilt! It's one of my all-time favorite lines! I made two Schnibbles using it and still have scraps for another little something project. Enjoy your long week-end! Jan

moonbear_designs said...

TGIF! Your Christmas quilt is going to be absolutely gorgeous. Will think of you and Penny sitting by the AC as it's going to be the same story here... blistering hot triple didgets outside, quilting by the AC inside. Happy 4th!

WoolenSails said...

That is going to be a beautiful quilt. I don't know if I have the patience to make so many tiny blocks, maybe when I get more experienced with piecing.

Debbie

Vivian said...

You'll love this one! Mine has been layered and awaiting quilting for over a year now. Since I'm still determined not to have any UFOs this year (although I've already missed one six month deadline) maybe I'll have it on the bed this winter? Fingers crossed!

Enjoy this project and you'll really appreciate having that Trianglulations software with this one!!

Sharon said...

You can get Brrr pieced before Christmas. Make a date with your longarmer as she/he may be a bit busy in the fall, and then work towards that date. It will be spectacular on your bed over the holiday season. I love your fabrics for this one, it's going to be a beauty.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh I can't wait to see your Christmas quilt! I'll be here cheering you on! Stay cool this weekend and have fun sewing!

Melanie said...

Oh how I have wish over this pattern. Have fun-- enjoy your time off.

Carol said...

I can't wait to see this quilt come to life...it's going to be wonderful. ENJOY the long weekend! And you and Penny stay cool!

Kathie said...

perfect project to work on this weekend.
I love that pattern, such a traditional pattern , its going to be beautiful with those fabrics.
enjoy!
kathie

Darlene said...

Oh, I'm so excited that you've got a super long week end ahead of you. Stay cool.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

This is going to be a lovely quilt. Sounds as though you have a great plan for the weekend!!! I have a new computer so I am learning new techie stuff, I would rather play in my sewing room or outside in my flower and vegetable garden!!! :)

Carolyn

Mimi said...

I have that pattern. I won it on one of Minnick and Simpson's blog giveaways. I can't wait to see how your's turns out.

mascanlon said...

Well I am continuing to work on the pillows for the baby's room but on Monday we will be your way for the parade and a BBQ at my daughters. Love that quilt....I am being tempted!

Diane said...

Every time I pass that quilt on the wall at the LQS I stand and stare. I just love the colors! I love the pattern and I love how it looks so wintery.

jillquilts said...

Love that pattern! And I hear ya on the quarter end. June 30 is my year end though so I have been MIA and behind on blogs and emails. I got this afternoon off so I am catching up. :)