Monday, November 21, 2011

Cutting Progress

I thought I would be finished with my Dead Simple quilt by today so I could share that with you. But I decided to hand sew the binding and it's taking longer than I thought. It will be done and shared before Thanksgiving.

In addition to working on that piece, I decided to sit down with my rotary cutter and get as much done that I could handle. I don't have a table I can cut on so I sit on the floor. It gets old, as you can imagine. One day when I have a studio space I will have a table dedicated to only cutting.

One project that I haven't talked about before is for a sewing machine cover. I currently use the hard plastic top from the carrier I have. I hate using it because it's boring and bulky. My design for my first fabric cover is going to involve hexagons and embroidery. I haven't made any progress on it because I didn't have any fabric cut out. Now I do and can get working on it.


I also cut the prints for my Drunkard's Path quilt. I will have 20 mega blocks that are made up with 16 drunkard's path blocks. For the prints, if you remember, I am using pre-cut charms, so that reduced cutting time. My next step is cutting into my solid so I can get started. The fabric is pressed and hanging over my sewing chair so I will get to it sooner rather than later.

DPQAL Prints all Cut!

I have a short three day week at school and work and then Chad and I will be going out of town to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family. I got a call from his sister last night asking if I would make a few things for dinner: the bread, a pie, and possibly a salad of some sort. I'm a vegetarian so I will probably make a pasta salad for myself and to share. The pie I am undecided on. I was going to make a chocolate one, because that is Chad's favorite and he has been asking for one recently, but his mom is already making that. Last year I did make a chocolate and a lemon meringue, but I'm leaning towards pecan this year. And the bread? Chad wants my cheddar beer bread (only made with Blue Moon though) and I'm not sure if that's a turkey friendly bread. I'm thinking of making a loaf of it and rolls as well. Good thing I love being in the kitchen.

I'm mostly excited for this long weekend because I will be able to spend it working on projects. I did a deep clean of the house this past weekend before it snows a lot. We did get a mini storm last Friday, but it has melted already.

Happy Monday to you all!


Janine said...

You've got lots of great projects under way. Have a great weekend :)

Debbie said...

Love the idea of a 'cutting only' table - I could use one of those too!! AND IMHO I think cheddar beer bread would go GREAT with turkey!

Sana Saroti said...

Hey Katie, you got a lot to do in the kitchen! And cutting on the floor? That's me ;-) I am cutting on a piece of wood. I would love to have one of those self healing cutting mats! Cant wait to see the DSQ.