We are getting ready to make our summer journey north to cooler temperatures, and like a true blue procrastinator, I have tons of things to get done in the next few days. It didn't help that a stomach virus knocked me for a loop this weekend, but I am back with a venegenance today. Besides all the chores involved in leaving your home for months at a time, there are a few other pressing matters that need my attention.
First was getting the block drafted, made and the pattern written for this week's 1880 Sampler Quilt. Oh, how I love this one. These little detailed blocks are like a quilt in and of themselves.
Then I got distracted by a new book, Fat Quarter Winners, by Monique Dillard.
Added to the distraction was the arrival of Judie Rothermel's new line called the Bancroft Collection. A technique that oversizes and then custom cuts the units is right up my alley! The Fit to Be Geese ruler and technique seemed like extra work until I realized that I am always checking the grid dimension and trimming up my flying geese even when I don't make them oversized, so this method does save me the time of marking diagonal lines on the backs of all those little squares.
Since I missed work on Saturday due to illness, I will spend this morning finishing up the kits for these two projects from Country Threads.
I like to take some projects to do over the summer that will be shop samples at TOWQS in the fall.
And if I have time left over today, I will head to Kinko's to do some copying for my Autumn's Bounty quilt pattern. Yes, you guessed it. I have left it to the last minute. But honestly, I work best under pressure!