Day 1093

Good lord I don’t even want to look how long it’s been. And since I’m [nominally] in charge here I won’t.

School started yesterday. I like the return to routine. Although to be fair this summer had more routine than previous years, which was a good thing. By the end I didn’t even want to strangle anyone* and I also got to do some sewing.

I finished two tops, one blogged here, and one hiding under my bed. Since I’m on a bit of a streak AND September is my month to use my longarm, I’m aiming for a third top.

My guild inherited someone’s stash and offered it free with a caveat of making a charity quilt. I chose this incredibly awesome/terrible fabric and some black and white prints.


I added enough black and whites from my collection to have enough for a twin.


I’m aiming for something like this. This was my first attempt; I have since eliminated the fabric which reads as grey, I narrowed the orange strips and chopped all these sections in half.


I’m loving this one so far, and it’s really enjoyable to not be precise about sizes or matching corners like my last two quilts. And that fish fabric is just so hideously awesome isn’t it?! I’m pressing seams open on this one since nothing needs to match up and it’s an interesting change of pace to try that out†.

More sooner rather than later I hope.

I want to get the top done in September. Extra bonus points to me if I get it quilted too! Linking up for fun and accountability with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal September Linkup.

* this was a joke. I’m not actually in danger of self-harm or infanticide.

† side pressers unite!


6 thoughts on “Day 1093

  1. Hi Nicole! Our schools in Wisconsin just started back on Tuesday; I work in Illinois and they started on 8/29. I am so happy to be back to a routine even though I work all year long. Sue is back to teaching, and it is a good thing. I love the fabrics you chose from your guild! This will be a stunning quilt when you get it together – it can’t help but be with those pretty fabrics. I love orange and black/white together, any time of year especially if they don’t read Halloween. ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. This fabric is hysterical…but it actually looks pretty good tucked in with the blacks and whites. This might offer some inspiration for using up crazy fabric in the guild stash.


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