It's almost Friday and I know tomorrow and the weekend are going to be very busy, so I'm going to take a few minutes tonight to post my FMQ Friday update, linking to Leah Day's FMQ Project. I'm nearly done piecing the back of Cindy's comfort quilt. The plan is to pin it and the buffalo baby quilt tomorrow and have them ready to quilt this weekend.
For my FMQ this week, I worked on my Hugs & Kisses project, which will makes its appearance next Friday, Feb 15. I can hardly wait! It's been so fun to work on! After testing out a stencil for that project, I used the same practice square to do some McTavishing before attempting to add any more detail to my Express Your Love quilt. For a first try, it's not half bad!
I'm using a creamy Aurifil 50 on top and in the bobbin and it's coming out lovely! So far I have 8 blocks done, still a long way to go, plus something in the sashings and borders. Given that Jacob only slept for 10-15 minute mini-naps between crying jags with his teething today, it's a miracle I got any done!
This weekend will be great fun. The local guild is holding a 3-day retreat here in town at a local church. We get to set up at 4pm Friday and sew to 10pm, return Saturday morning at 8am and sew until 10pm, and once again on Sunday from 8am to 4pm. There are about 30 quilters signed up and it's always great fun seeing what everyone has going. The guild holds these local retreats quarterly, so I get to escape my household duties fairly often for an entire weekend of quilting with my buddies! I have three projects to get ditched and hopefully quilted and bound during my weekend. If I can get that done, I'll be in great shape! Two gals who live about an hour from here stay with me, so it will be a nonstop weekend of fun.
More snippets from the sewing room soon,