After all the sewing I did last week and over the weekend, I think that I needed a mental break. Monday night, I went to the DOQ Guild Meeting, where a YLI rep spoke about thread and its importance in quilting/piecing. I left the meeting plagued with guilt that I hardly ever use fancy thread. Well, I guess I didn't feel guilty enough to buy thread the speaker brought with her, but oh well. On the other hand, I was super-excited to see the small samples of machine-quilting she passed around. Feast your eyes:
The first sample (above) was from Diane Gadynski, machine quilting guru.
The second quilt was made by someone who I'm sure is equally awesome, but I didn't snap a photo of the label on that one. Oops.
After dinner last night, I spent a couple of lazy hours on the couch, kickin' it old skool and reading a book. No computer. No TV. Just a good old-fashioned mass market paperback.
Despite my laziness in the sewing room, I have managed to cross a WiP off my list this week. I packed up the rail fence quilt top I made from a Portugal layer cake a few years ago and sent it to Sarah for her quilt ministry.
I fell out of love with the fabric (too much yellow for my tastes now!) and really had no desire to finish this project, so I asked Sarah if she'd like to adopt it. She graciously agreed to take it off my hands, and I know she and her friends will find the perfect home for it.
For anyone who's keeping track, I'm now down to 32 active projects.
Here's a link to my monster WiP status spreadsheet, if you're interested in a peek at the insanity.
Check out Lee's W.I.P. Wednesday post to check out everyone else's progress.