Monday, March 12, 2012

Rainy Sunday

We got quite a lot of rain on Sunday. In fact, we have gotten quite a lot of rain so far this year. The official rainfall total is 15.78 inches, normal is 7.84 inches! The really interesting thing is that last year it took until November to accumulate the amount of rain we have gotten so far this year! I think the drought may be over!

soggy azaleas

Luckily, I did not have to get outside for anything so I happily spent the day in my studio -- cutting, piecing, quilting, planning.

My Quilt Parts box is quite literally overflowing, in fact it is now two boxes! I cut Swoon block parts and lots of half-square triangles for another project I am playing with. At the beginning of the year, when I was making my to-do & to-finish lists, I neglected to include what I made for the MQG Habitat Challenge. I always intended for it to be the center of a medallion-style quilt, so I cut up & pieced some my bonus fat-eights (thanks Bry!) to add a few more borders.

pippa & parts

I quilted on one of the red brick donation quilts and did some quilting on my Shirts and Slacks quilt. I wish there was such a thing as a quilting Garmin -- "Turn right at the junction of the pink print and the blue solid" -- because somehow my layout of this thing is *really* complicated. Since I don't know of a quilting Garmin, I made a quilt map that is proving to be a lifesaver! I think I have made only 1 mistake so far! Yay!

quilting with a map

I also spent some time looking at books & thinking about the QuiltCon block challenge & juried exhibits. The colors for the block challenge are so fun! And the bonus is that the blocks will be used in a raffle quilt & as donation quilts for Austin Children's Shelter. And I aspire to have a quilt hanging at the first QuiltCon!

getting ideas


amy and the bad cats said...

pippa looks peeved that she can't sprawl on your cutting mat because you have stuff in her way! glad you got a lot of sewing done this weekend!

Bry said...

A quilting tomtom! It's BRILLIANT!