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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Conquering the List!

What a girl can do with a 3 day weekend!
Here it is...
One, two, three! Yes... that is 3 out of 3 for the Designer Mystery BOM
project from Fat Quarter Shop!
I am caught up... but the problem is that I left off with block 4 from last year!
So even though there is some hope of staying on track...
well, the track is a bit of a slippery slope!

But what I thought I could do is starting with block 5, do last year's and this year's BOM at the
same time! One is Christmas and one is not.
Another thing that I have been wanting to do for-ever!!! is this pattern by Blackbird Designs.

Although I don't have great expectations of getting it completed by Halloween...
it will be nice to be working on it as a fall project... that might actually be ready by
next fall.
Another nemesis that I needed to conquer is Eventide.
Yes, Eventide! Do you remember that project?
There was a great group of bloggers/and some non bloggers
working on the pattern at the same time.
It was co-hosted by Thelma at Cupcakes and Daisies and Nicole at
Sisters Choice blogs.
There were lots of beautiful creations from the pattern
(by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.) but mine
didn't thrill me. It was a bad relationship from the beginning.
But, for some reason, the LQS encouraged me to put it on the
class schedule. So I did... I obviously am easily persuaded!
I figured a two part class of a large quilt might not be for the faint of heart...
so even though it was on the class schedule... I was pretty sure it wouldn't get enough people to sign up
and make it a class.
Oh, so wrong!
So, I decided over the weekend to get out my rejected pieces and have a
review. Then I started to play with the pieces to see what I could come up with.

That's the thing about me... I hate to be defeated! And the first go round with Eventide left
me feeling like that... defeated!

So I played some more and made the star blocks, so I could be well
prepared for teaching this class.

So tonight is the night.
I will let you know how it goes!

I was given this sweet little applique center by Marby from the Wooden Gate Quilt shop.
So I decided to make a little wall hanging with it. I am waiting to add the name of
my first grandchild... and then I will put on the striped binding! Thanks Marby!

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10 friends stopped by to chat:

Sherri said...

Looks like you got lots done this weekend! Thanks for the reminder about Eventide, too! Here's to staying caught up with BOM's!

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a great weekend in your sewing room! I have the pattern and fabrics collected for the Midnight has been on my to do list for the past 2 years...we must get started!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You are on a roll! I need to get back into the sewing room. On my agenda for tomorrow.

Cyndi said...

You sure did have a productive sewing weekend, Sinta! Those blocks look fabulous. And I know that you will get completely caught up with your BOMs.... like you said, you don't like to be defeated and you will "get 'er done"! :o) I think your Eventide looks great and I know you'll do wonderful things with that class!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!



Sue said...



How sweet of your friend to make the applique for you

May Kristin said...

Wow! You have achieved a lot!
You make me think I need to get around and do my Mystery BOM blocks before I have too many of them waiting to be made...!

Kay said...

What a productive weekend. Eventide is coming along nicely. I really like the Midnight pattern. I have been prepping the blocks for Princess Tea Party...very time consuming and not much to show for it...yet :-)

Nanette Merrill said...

How fun. Love your work.

Michele said...

What a great choice for a Halloween quilt! I have been looking at that one for a while too! They have another Halloween quilt I like, but I can't think of the name of it right now...... I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Corrie said...

Good luck with Eventide, hope it goes well. I really like your Midnight pattern too!