Weekly Wrap Up 1

April 18, 2020 - April 24, 2020


The concept here is pretty basic, each week I plan to wrap up what I've accomplished and what I hope to accomplish in the coming week. It may not always be the most riveting read, but I aiming to document my creative process in a way that is easy for others to follow along and simple enough for me to actually keep up with.


QUARANTINE COUNT

*Numbers are totals from the entire length of quarantine.


Weeks of Quarantine: 6

Quilt Tops Made: 11

Quilts Finished: 0 (But that is soon to change when the previously-mentioned long arm arrives!)

Total WIP Count: 24 (eek!)

THE BIG TAKEAWAY


I bought a long arm this week! Did you hear me? I BOUGHT A LONG ARM!!!!!

If I accomplished nothing else this week, which I hardly did, let it be noted that I finally fulfilled one of my biggest dreams and became the proud owner of a long arm! For those of you wondering, I decided to go with the HandiQuilter Amara on a 12-foot frame. With all luck it will safely arrive next week! And trust me I will be sharing so much once it arrive that you may just get sick of me.

PROJECT PROGRESS


This week, I finally hit my breaking point with mask making and decided that 200+ masks were enough for me to make. Thankfully I had a few family friends step up and ask for fabric, so I gave them the rest of what I had already “donated” to the cause. It felt good to know that the fabric would still be turned into masks and felt even better to know that I wouldn’t have to be the one to make that happen. I don’t know about you but sewing all those masks was putting me in a serious funk and I just couldn’t do it anymore. That could change as the weeks go on, but for now I’m extremely satisfied with my contribution.


Rather than finish a pair of green socks I’ve been working on for longer than I can remember, I thought it was a great idea to start a new pair! Since I’m using some thicker yarn, they are working up pretty quickly and I will hopefully have them done sometime next week. And who know, that just might give me the momentum I need to finish up that green pair. Maybe.

I have also been working this week to get everything organized for the de-stash sale I am having at the beginning of May on Instagram. So far everything has been documented, priced, and all the descriptions are written. Now I just need to wait for a sunny day when I can photograph all the items.

FORWARD FOCUS

Next week I’m hoping to actually start finishing up some quilts once that beautiful long arm arrives! Thankfully I already have all the backings pieced and even pre-made the bindings. Future-Kate will be thanking Past-Kate for all that working ahead!

There are a few small house/garden projects I would like to work on…but I think that long arm will be calling my name too loudly to focus on anything else.

Hope you all are staying safe and sane wherever you are!

Happy Quilting!

Kate