Too Much Work, Not Enough Crafting

There's too much going on right now and not enough of it involving yarn or fabric. There are currently no commitments on the calendar this weekend, so I am planning on spending a lot of time quilting and knitting.

I was able to finish a roll brim hat for Todd on Tuesday night. It's the same as the one I made for Lantzilla, just smaller. Horus was kind enough to model it for me.

Horus Models Todd's Toque

Cori came over for Craft Night on Monday. We worked on a darling knitted owl kit she picked up at ImagiKnits. It had a tricky cast on and different way to add a stitch. Looks like it will be fun once she gets going.

I made progress on the Dutch Tiles quilts. The backing fabric arrived from Amsterdam. It's okay, but I don't lovelovelove it. The colors are a bit too faded for my taste. But it matches the front fabric and hey, it is the backing. Not like I have to look at it a lot.

I cut out backing for 3 of the 4 wall hangings, cut out batting for all of them, and basted one wall hanging. I have to get to a quilt shop this weekend and pick up some bobbins for my Viking sewing machine. I think I also need to get a walking foot for it. Will have to go through my stash of sewing machine parts again. I'd rather not use the Singer for the quilting of these if I can help it. It's fine for piecing, but I find it a bit hard to control for quilting.

I also made progress on the Beatrix Potter Patchwork quilt. There are 16 rows of 16 squares and I now have eight two-row units. I have to press the seams and then continue to stitch them together. It's amazing how much easier it is to match points when the seams are pressed in opposite directions. I need to get better at always doing that.

I have more drive to work on the Beatrix Potter quilt than the wall hangings right now. I really need to prioritize Kitmas gifts above all else. I just picked out a pattern for another Kitmas hat and I want to start on that too. It should be pretty easy to whip out.

We also need to start working on the wedding fabric boxes. We need to do the test run to make sure that we want to go the route of fabric boxes. So much to do!


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