I always seem to accomplish so much more when I dogsit for my friends while they are away.
It could be that I don't have the responsibilities of home, just "me-time".
Although...I'm only a couple of kilometres from home and some how my family seems to appear for supper every night...ok, maybe some of the responsibilities follow me.
When I'm away from home, I don't have the luxury of having all my sewing essentials around me (including my tubs of fabric!!!). I am more focused as I could only bring what fit in the car.
I brought with me two new projects...a jelly roll and a fat quarter bundle (9 FQs) with some coordinating fabric for the FQs.
But I wasn't allowing myself to touch those until I had completed some work on my UFOs. I had brought 3 of those.
By Saturday morning I had finished my first UFO!!! This is the Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt from 2012. I chose to use the recommended fabrics (in Seascape) and make the lap quilt size.
I believe this languished for long as they are not my colours. I find them pretty, subdued...ok boring.
But I brought it out and I finished it off.
I even prepared the back and binding. All I need is a bit of batting and some elbow grease and I will have a finished quilt. I want to Wahoo but I can't summon the enthusiasm. Obviously this will end up being a gift for someone!
While I was on the UFO roll I brought out a project from last years quilting classes. I made a note of the date of the class, October 16, 2012. Yay, it's been less then a year!
Have I mentioned chickadees are my favourite?
One table centrepiece top completed. This is from a Quilt in a Day series (more like quilt in a year for me!). I just need to grab some backing fabric and quilt this one up too.
As I had accomplished so much, I dug into my fat quarters and got to play. I am nearly finished a new quilt top with those. Isn't it interesting how some quilts can take years and others can go together in an afternoon? I will get this new top finished this week, I was short just inches for my final border and need a stop at the quilt shop.
Hope your weekend was productive as well! Take care, Vivian