Monday, November 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I had to go back and look at last Monday's post just to get a handle on where I stand this week, and I'm pleased to see that I am actually on track with my sewing goals. Midweek, it wasn't looking so good, but I had the weekend to get caught up, finished my to-do list and even squeezed in one more finish of a challenge project. I'll save that one to share tomorrow. ;o)

For this week, my first goal is another catch-up project for the UFO challenge, a bag for my daughter, Emily. It just so happens that her birthday is on Wednesday, and I am bound and determined to have it finished to give to her that day. So far, I have all the pieces cut out and the interfacing basted on. I hope to get going on the sewing today. I've made this pattern once before, and it's a cute bag, but I absolutely HATED sewing it, so I'm not looking forward to the process at all. Good thing I have a great incentive (and a deadline) this time around. I WILL finish it!

I've finished piecing the second baby quilt top of the pair I'm making, so my other goal for this week is to get them layered and pinned, and possibly start on the quilting if all goes well. This morning I bought a cute pink flannel print that I think will work well for the backings. I had planned to do different backs on these, but just couldn't find two flannel prints that I liked as well, so maybe I'll have to do different bindings. I want them to match, but still differ in some way... guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

So those are my main goals for this week. If I get around to anything else, it'll likely be starting on some mug rugs for Christmas gifts. I just stocked up on cute Christmas mugs to go with them, so I'm kind of locked into that plan now. LoL Should be fun, though!

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4 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

very pretty baby quilt!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I can see maybe a pink binding and in the teal color to make them different :) They are darling baby quilts!

mindingmomma said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the mug rugs.

Chris H said...

I hope that bag does not drive you nuts!
Mug rugs! I must make some too!