So today is supposed to be the day I work on Carousel, and give you guys more instruction, and instead, my studio looks like a demolition derby.
Well, I can’t cut if I can’t make it to the cutting table:
Right now, on top of that sewing table and the ironing station I can identify:
- The light box where I set up to take photographs of products, so I can list them in the shop;
- The stack of quilts I pulled for my classes at the Handi Quilter Academy in 2 weeks;
- A couple of boxes of new Studio dies that I purchased during the sale (I’m rounding out my strips!);
- The scale I brought up from the warehouse so I could tell my friend Rose how much my iron weighs;
- The cover to my BERNINA 780.
What you can’t see on the table is this luscious set of goodies I got in the mail: fat quarter packs from Windham Fabrics, and some beautiful hand-dyed fabric from Turtle Hand Batik that I’m using to back a quilt I’m making.
Even though the B780 is ready to go, I can’t sew if I don’t have anything cut.
In the meantime though, that shouldn’t stop you from making progress! If you’re not done stitching your 2-patches, you can keep working on that; if you’re done with your 2-patches, then you can start working on your HSTs.
I gave instructions back in this post about quantities and several methods for creating HSTs… so you keep going, and I’ll go up and try to make some sense of my studio.
Carousel Quilt AlongBelow are links to all the posts for the Carousel UFO Quilt Along - so you can catch up on anything you've missed!
|Post Date||Post Name||Post Contents|
|April 22nd, 2015||Let’s Quilt Wednesday: Selecting Five UFOs and Deciding Their Fate||Announcing the Carousel Quilt Along|
|April 26th, 2015||Summary Sunday: Carousel Quilt Along and UFO Progress||Fabric requirements for the quilt, in five sizes|
|May 10th, 2015||Summary Sunday: A Bustle in the Studio, the Carousel Quilt Along||Cutting instructions, tutorials for strip piecing and making HSTs|
|May 24th, 2015||Summary Sunday: Working on Quilts, Carousel Continues||Making the two patch units|
|June 7th, 2015||Carousel Quilt Along – I Am Stuck, But You Should Keep Going!||Work on your HSTs|
|June 21st, 2015||Summary Sunday: Handi Quilter Retreat and Carousel Quilt Along||Making the pinwheel block|