Let's face it --- Life is a JUGGLING ACT!
Some things just FORCE me to switch gears. One of these things was an email from a group that I had agreed to donate a small quilt to for their quilt auction as a fund raiser. I *TOTALLY* spaced it until this email showed up.
“No problem, it’s not due until August” the email reads.
Which still puts me in panic mode, because between now and August I will have been to Oregon for a week in July, Quickly throwing together a last minute project for a German Magazine by the end of July, a trip to Iowa for the Iowa State Quilter’s Guild thing in Storm Lake in July, An 8 day long trip to Alaska in August, and a Carribean Cruise in August. And all my Quiltmaker articles for 2011 are also due in August.
“No problem, it’s not due until AUGUST” Does NOT put my mind at ease!
So this is what I dug out:
Remember LAST July how I pieced and pieced and pieced piano key border, and Lori and Randy said….No….that’s not enough ---- KEEP PIECING?! And I ended up with enough piano key border for 4 or 5 quilts? ((I’m not kidding! I used it on the mini baskets, I used it on the Tumalo Trail quilt in Scraps & Shirttails II --- I “THINK” I’ve used it elsewhere also…))
I added a black polka dot inner border around this “devil’s claw” orphan block….and added a border of piano keys! It now measures about 27” square! Good enough!
Sometimes having “Spare Parts” just laying around is a definitely good thing!
I’ll get it quilted over the next day or so --- Get that binding on there, and I should be able to hand stitch the binding and sleeve down on the plane on my way to Oregon on Thursday.
Definitely no rest for the Quilty!
**Note** Must think things through better before agreeing to make quilts for organizations in the future without checking the calendar REALISTICALLY first!