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Monday WIP

Our guild's spring retreat is this weekend, and I need to figure out what I'm taking, and start the various preparations, so a good time to review the WIP list.  Forgive the ramblings here, definitely some thinking out loud (via typing) going on. 

 So, in looking at this I obviously need to have a binding binge some weekend!  Hubby is a huge help with the binding, so I'll probably wait until he's done with his current project, and then get on that.

I want to know out some of these piecing WIP's, so I'm going to take Barb's quilt, for sure.  I'll also take the PB&J quilt; that should be a quick finish to turn the pieces into a quilt.  I think I'll pull Social Ladder from the planning list; it's ready to go and I should be able to make good progress on that.  It's an easy pattern.  I may take the quick layer cake quilt along for the same reason...  If I get the fat quarter quilt cut this week I'll take it, it should piece together in no time.   Maybe I could take those squares I found at the auction, and piece them?  I'd need to find something for sashing. 

I have a ton of cutting to do for Aviatrix, so I don't want to do that since I won't have a table at the correct height.  The ones where I have individual blocks to cut are a bit problematic for a retreat.

I do find I'm emphasizing the quick and fast finishes, so I can get more practice on the long-arm.  I've finished up the quilting on a couple of quilts, and have another charity quilt on the frame now. 

I'm also getting some apparel sewing done.  I have several more projects to cut out.  I'm trying to do the #memademay17 on IG.  I'm positive I don't have enough to do without repeats, but we'll see how it goes!  I have some quick tunic patterns in the to-be-cut pile, so if I get those done I can add them to the wardrobe for the month. 

Hubby has been on second shift part of the last couple of weeks, and I will say it does wonders for my productivity.  Don't get me wrong, I don't like not having him around in the evenings, but if he's not there I have zero distractions after the kids are in bed!

WIP LIST

Piecing

Aviatrix - stalled, need to get moving on this one!
Farmer's Wife - should move indoors for the smaller projects...
Moda Building Blocks - moved indoors, add to list
PB&J Four Square - cut the alternating squares, just need to assemble top
Barb's Quilt - working on the center 16 patches, have the 4 patches inside as L/E projects, making progress
Quilter's Patch - BOM from FQS.  Finished three blocks

Needs Binding

Landscape
Grunge Mini
French General Mini
Breezeway
KerBloom
Stars

Top Completed, Waiting for Quilting

Every Which Way - need a back
Tilted Squares - need a back
Mom's quilt - basted
MSQC stars
Batik quick quilt

Planning 

Sparklers
Abacus
Social Ladder - for Bev
Layer Cake quick quilt (from weekend quilts book)
Fat Quarter quick quilt (pinterest pattern)
Fall Dinner quilt

UFO's

Craftsy QAYG
Vintage Modern Scrappy
Fabulous Flowers
Blossoms

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