I have many many project going this summer. Learning some new things and getting ready for my fall classes. I am learning how easy it is to get distracted by friends and such. I have a lot of work to do and my time is precious. Gotta get organized so I can still enjoy the summer heat. I hope to finish 5 quilts, three bags and some other smaller project by September. Wish me luck :-)

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Comment by Arteria McCummings on August 20, 2013 at 6:19pm

Finished my Knotted Squares Quilt. Now I can work on my quilt as you go T-Shirt quilt. Looking forward to making my wonkey blocks for this quilt. I don't think I'll finish before Labor Day, but when it's all said and done I think I got a lot accomplished this summer.

Comment by Arteria McCummings on August 15, 2013 at 3:28pm

Here are some pics of my resent projects.

Comment by Arteria McCummings on August 15, 2013 at 3:24pm

Hello Ladies, so I have put a significant dent in my summer sewing projects I have finished three bags (Amy Butler's Birdie sling, Frenchy shoulder and Frenchy handbag. I finished three quilt tops Rows of Bricks (from Skip the Borders book), Inversion and Brownstone). I am working on the last two, Knotted Squares (from the Modern Basics book) and a quilt as you go T-shirt quilt. I will finish Knotted Squares this week and work on my T-shirt QAYA for the remainder of the summer. Phew, that was a lot of work in between bouts of no motivation (the summer sun was just too distracting), but I'm getting it done.

Comment by Arteria McCummings on July 10, 2013 at 9:06pm
Melody, 2 are gifts, 1 is just for fun and 2 are samples for my fall classes. I have one quilt almost done and the others are in the cutting & block piecing phase. I am 2/3rds done with the 3 bags and finished a couple sets of pot holders. I hit a wall this week. Trying to get motivated again. Guess I needed a break. I gotta get back to it, it is so easy to get distracted. Gonna start cutting again ... that'll make me miss my machine :-)
Comment by Melody Wilson on July 9, 2013 at 11:16am

Wow...you are ambitious.  I am too, in theory.  But here I am in bed writing blog posts instead of sewing lol.

Are you thinking of five full-sized quilts?  Are they gifts you are trying to finish?

Comment by Arteria McCummings on July 5, 2013 at 11:33pm

LOL Brenda, I have a medal sewing guide and can see how it could be viewed as a weird screwdriver. Your workshop sounds like a lot of fun. I love using all the stitches and feet on my machine. It opens up so many new and exciting possibilities. Have fun!!

Comment by sue brigle on July 5, 2013 at 2:27pm

Oh, Brenda, I can SO relate...........I have no idea about all the feet and tools that belong to my machine.  Sometimes I fantasize about all the wonderful things I could do if I knew exactly how to use all those feet. 

Comment by Brenda Stride on July 4, 2013 at 1:24pm

You have only 5 projects to finish - I wish I were so lucky! My list continues to grow. And if I organize myself and sewing room, I find more ideas or UFOs. Yikes!

I am taking a workshop, to make a quilt, but the thrust of the workshop is to learn to use all the feet, tools and stitches on my machine. So far, I have discovered that a little metal piece which I thought must be some sort of screwdriver, has in reality turned out to be a sewing guide! Love it!

Comment by Arteria McCummings on July 3, 2013 at 8:16pm
Thanks Ladies. I'll post some pics as I make progress.
Comment by viki hagan on July 3, 2013 at 12:02pm


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