One piece of good news--I thought we just had 2 weeks left in February and was so relieved to look at the calendar and realize that there are 3 weeks left! Since I'm planning on finishing this Egg Money quilt this month, I can really use that extra week!
This project is what has kept me away from the computer the past few days. I spent the better part of Thursday cutting and piecing the backing and batting and then loading it all on the longarm frame. I quilted several passes on it yesterday, but with kids and grandkids dropping in, I had to wait to finish it until today. I pieced the binding from leftover bindings from other projects so it would be scrappy too.
I like using flannel on the back of quilts, but until now, I'd only used it on lap quilts. This is a large full-size and it is SO heavy with flannel for the backing! I felt like I was wrestling with a baby elephant while I was trying to sew on the binding and move it back and forth from the sewing machine to the ironing board! I still have to hand-sew the binding, but I wanted to see how it would look on my bed and took a picture while it was there. With that flannel, it should be extra-toasty warm!
I have a few other projects I've been working on too. I'm trying to design a mini Valentines wall hanging for February (I'm not in the hop, I'm just doing this for fun) and I would like to actually finish it before Valentines day! I've also started a mini wall hanging for March that I just love. There's a Small Quilt yahoo group that I'm participating in and I cut out the pieces for the February small quilt.
And then there's the Stitch Me Up Blog Hop for next month. I've been looking over the various designs and trying to figure what I'm going to make. I think I've finally got a plan! So that will be worked on behind the scenes. I've signed up for the April Showers Blog Hop too. That one should be lots of fun!
So...I've been gone because I've been busy! But that's all that's gonna be happening THIS week! I'll Get More Done...NEXT Week!