Am I cutting it close since the deadline is the end of this month? Yes, absolutely. But what's a girl to do? I was so busy for several months before I left that I didn't have time to work on it , and then I was gone for a month ( in which a fabulous time was had; however it is a really long time to be away from home). Anyway, I am determined to make my best effort to get it done in time...as long as the fabric arrives soon I might just be able to pull it off. I feel like I made a commitment and they sent me the free fabric and I need to do my absolute best to participate like I said I would. Fingers and toes are crossed as I hopefully wait for it to arrive.
I also had a little down time while I was recovering from jet lag to work on a scrap quilt inspired by Amanda Jean's (Crazy Mom Quilts) Scrap Vortex quilt. I'm just at the beginning stages, and I hope it will look as good in reality as it looks in my mind. With a project like this, one can't be sure...
|Here are the scraps, sorted by color and waiting to be used - it's already quite a vortex, isn't it?|
The only problem is, I gave a lot of my scraps away and now I don't have as many as I thought I did, sooo it may end up being rather small...or I'll actually have to go begging to my sister (who graciously received many of said scraps) to please throw me a bone and give some of them back. The irony of the situation is not lost on me - at the time, I thought I was dumping them on her, you see. Ha - it seems karma is, indeed, karma.
Anyway, here is what I've gotten done so far:
Not much, but it's a start. But I have the entire afternoon to work on it, so I'm totally psyched. And also, it's fun, just a-sewin' and a-cuttin'.
So happy to be linking up once again with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts once again, because I'm so (finally) back to the quilting party!