Crafting Weekend!

In my other life, I’m a language arts teacher. Today is the beginning of Spring Break, and I’m celebrating the best way I know how. I’m getting together with three other friends for a crafting weekend!

I’ve been looking forward to this so much, and I could barely concentrate at work today – which put me on equal footing with my students.

I’ve made kits for sewing, bought new rotary cutter blades, a new iron, and I’ve found my favorite coffee creamer.

I cannot wait to see all my friends and sew!

My obnoxious goal for this weekend is to complete all eleven kits I’ve precut.

Here we go!

Current projects…

My current situation is strange – much stranger than usual. I have a crafting weekend at the end of March, and last time I spent too much time cutting and not sewing. So this time I plan on mostly sewing. To get a head start, I’ve been making “kits” of precut fabric all ready to assemble. I’m up to 14 kits in various stages of readiness.

Last year I made around 14 4’x4′ quilts I called “stadium quilts”. The idea was that they were all in local school colors and could be used at games. They were big enough to cover a lap but small enough not to drag on the stadium steps. I’ve sold all those, so I plan on making more as well as some traditional lap quilt sizes. I’ve been having fun and trying to use up a fair amount of my stash to boot!

I think the kits are definitely the way to go.  I have already “broken in to” a couple of them.  

Related blog posts:

https://dottiedoodle.blog/2017/12/31/the-splendid-sampler-lap-quilt/

https://claire93.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/finishing-off-my-finishes-january/