Farewell Summer & Weekend Plans

Yes, it is time for the Craftsy Farewell Summer Sale! This is a supplies clearance sale, and I must admit to being sorely tempted in some areas! (Does someone want to explain to me why I keep being drawn to kits? Sigh. The Tula Pink Butterfly quilt kit is so cute – but I already own the pattern and am using those fabrics in La Passacaglia!

Other kits I’m craving (no links because I just don’t want to spend the time doing that right now because I do want to get to quilting today!): the RJR Handspray Compass Roses Quilt kit (90 x 90 quilt for $139? Sorely tempted!), Andover Sun Print by Alison Glass Fabric & Eclipse Pattern Quilt Kit (stunning and bright!), RJR Malam Batiks Amazon Star By Jinny Beyer Quilt Kit (Judy Niemeyer and Jinny Beyer and a huge quilt for less than $200!!!!), plus all sorts of supplies like Aurifil thread! Click on the link above to check it out and try to resist – or not! (Yes, that is a Craftsy Affiliate link.) This sale is for this weekend only!

On to my weekend plans! I spent a good chunk of this week trying to choose the best fabric for between the stars in La Passacaglia. I had two ways I could go:

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Or prints.

I chose the greenish blue solid on the upper left. It is now Inklingoed, cut, and ready to go for this week’s football hand piecing. If I get that wreath put together and attached, I will have completed Rosette 1 and can start the next one.

Before the game starts at 3:30, I hope to cut a bunch of setting triangles for the 2012 Designer Mystery BOM. In the wildest reaches of my imagination, I get the top finished and the backing pressed and get the whole thing over to the quilt shop to go out to the longarmer by shop close Monday evening. Not likely, but a girl can dream. That way it could possibly be done by September 30 for a third quarter finish.

In other news, I’ve been dismantling my collection of magazines. I’m saving patterns that I might like to make or look at for inspiration in plastic sleeves in binders. I’ve been working on this for weeks. You know you are looking at old magazines when you see ads for EQ6! Or articles about this new software just for quilters.

What are you up to this weekend?

Quilt on!