Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Counting the Days

And not in a good way. I just realized I have today, Saturday, and Sunday free before school starts and that's it.

Usually by this time my room is almost ready and I am doing all I can to take the week before school off. Not this year. The doors are chained (doing floors) so we,  overzealous teachers, cannot get in and mess up their work. It is not supposed to be re-opened until next Monday. That gives all of us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to get our rooms ready before in-service begins on Thursday of next week. And, I have a mentoring workshop (I will be mentoring a new teacher this year) on Wednesday. So, I have Monday and Tuesday to get my room ready. I guess I had better start planning the layout on paper.

Where did the summer go?

I did get down to my sewing room (Notice it was supposed to be a quilting studio by now but it's not clean and organized and I am telling myself I cannot call it a studio until it is organized.) yesterday afternoon and finished two more of the "Christmas Tree BOM" from Molly's Place.

I only have one more block to go to be caught up and it is halfway completed. The trunk is sewn on and I only have to add leaves. I am telling you this in order to make myself go down and finish it sometime today.

I'm not sure if Molly is going to give us ideas for finishing the quilt. So, I am trying to come up with some ideas of my own. The blocks will be 9 1/2 inches and I want to do something pieced. My beds are all queen size so I want it large.

I thought about 2 or 3 inch squares of Christmas fabric for the sashing but am not sure how it would look. I have too much Christmas fabrics in fun Novelty fabrics (all colors) that I need to use.

If anyone have any ideas for the sashing and the borders, I'd love to hear them.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. I really like this BOM. I am usually not a big fan of Christmas quilts but I like this one a lot!

  2. Those Christmas trees are a lot of fun. And, a great idea to do them by machine. I have all kinds of embroidery stitches on my machine that I hardly ever use. Hmmmmmm. You go back to school in August?

  3. Very cute! I don't have any ideas for you at the moment, my brain is on meltdown, LOL.

  4. oh la la, I'm loving your blocks, so cute



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