Thursday, June 20, 2013

So what's next?

It is a huge sigh of relief that this year's teacher quilts are done and gifted. Now my brain is able to relax a bit and think about what is next on my To Make/To Do list.
 
First and foremost, the next project will be the completion of Joey's 100 Good Wishes Quilt.
The blocks are all cut and with the help of my local quilting friend Alana, the layout has been determined. All that needs to be done is the sashings added, the rows sewn together and the borders attached. I hope to have it completed before this month is over.
 
Once that project is completed, I have a huge list of options of what to do next. I have a couple of bags that I'm dying to try to make, lots of full size and smaller quilt projects waiting for heir turn and some pattern design ideas that I want to work on.
 
I also want to spend some time this summer working on Jammer and Sunshine's Life Books, the scrapbooks of our trips to Vietnam and China to bring them home and their baby books. To say that I have thousands of pictures to sort through isn't a joke. I think the photo sorting will be a good thing to tackle a little at a time while watching TV at night after the kidlets go to sleep.
 
Of course it goes without saying that Penelope, my longarm machine, will be getting lots of use in the coming months. While she has been waiting for me to finish the teacher quilts, my mind has been practicing the movements of the quilting and I can't wait to see it become reality.
 
Whatever your quilty plans are for the summer, I hope that you are able to enjoy the process and have a great sense of accomplishment by the time summer comes to an end.

3 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. It sounds as though your summer plans are laid out for you. Good luck with all of them.

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  2. We always have more plans and ideas than we have time to do, huh? Good luck and have fun, and keeping each other posted, right!

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  3. Btw, when you do teacher quilts, do you a quilt for the head teacher, or do you do a quilt for The head teacher and each of the aides, too?
    My son has a head teacher, and three full-time aides. That's four quilts! (planning for next year--he will have the same teacher two years in a row.)
    Last time I did a small wall-hanging teacher quilt fOr his last teacher, for just the head teacher, because I didn't have time. I felt sad I hadn't made one for each of the aides, because they loved the quilt too.

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