After working on applique with my friends all day Saturday, on Sunday I thought I'd give my applique finger a rest. I hate wearing a thimble, so the middle finger of my right hand usually has a bit of a callus, but too much applique turns the callus into a painful hole. I prefer not to have that happen.
I thought I might work on this month's Schnibbles quilt, but instead I pulled out the fabrics I've collected for Bunny Hill's Vintage Christmas quilt.
I'd been eyeing the pattern and found out one of my good applique friends had also been wanting to make it. She LOVES making quilts using the original fabrics, but she'd held off on buying the pattern because she didn't think she'd be able to collect enough of the fabrics. Well, guess what? Of the four fabric lines used, I had the fabrics from two of them, so it was just a matter of collecting what I needed of the other two. So I decided to put kits together for the quilt and give her one for her birthday-Christmas-Halloween-Easter-hostess gift present for the next year or two.
That's what I did today--worked on cutting fabric for four kits and I didn't even finish; I still have the fabric for the border applique to cut and package.
Have you ever cut fabric and put together kits? It's WAAAAAAY more time consuming that you'd ever think. And there's nothing that says how much of each of the original fabrics need to be cut, so I've had to study the pictures of each block, figure out what fabric is used, and calculate how much is needed.
I have no idea when I'll get started making this quilt but I suspect my friend will will finish long before I do--she's super fast and good at applique.
Somehow it doesn't feel like I accomplished much quilting this weekend because I don't have anything to show for it, but I know I actually got a lot done. I hope you had a happy weekend!