Here’s a bit of trivia for you, did you know that I used to be a professional project manager? I managed complex computer and telecommunications projects. Now days though I figure I’m doing okay just to manage to shower, shave and get dinner on the table. But over the past couple of weeks I reached deep and reconnected with my organizational roots and managed to actually bring a few projects to completion.
The wool appliqué piece is finished and ready to for framing. This was a block of the month pattern from Quilts Plus. I believe they are now offering this as a kit with borders and sashing if you’re so inclined. (Why does Windows Live Journal not think sashing is a word?)
The quilt pattern below is Second Hand Clothes, I bought it as a kit from Quilts Plus because I thought the colors they chose were interesting. Then I modified it a little bit, adding my own fabrics because I didn’t measure twice and cut once. I just cut. Then I cussed. Then I decided to call it an “enhancement”. Hey, that’s what they do in the software industry. Bugs and glitches aren’t called bugs and glitches, they’re enhancements. This quilt will look great in my guest room.
Then, because Ethel thinks the guest room is actually her room, I made another quilt to cover the first one. The colors chosen have absolutely nothing to do with the room and everything to do with the cat. It will mask her specific blend of cat hair. I made it big enough to cover the entire bed and wrap the pillows to protect them from the hairy, little beast. When I’m expecting human guests I can take the whole thing off and toss it in the wash revealing the other, prettier quilt below.
Now both of the large quilts are waiting for Dinah to work her magic with her long-arm quilting machine. (Everybody wave and say hi to Dinah, she’s out there lurking.) Meanwhile, I’m moving on to another project that’s been waiting for my attention.
I made a list of all the things I want to get done before school starts back up. I actually had to break it into two columns, but classes start again in a week and a half. I wonder how many I’ll get done?