What’s the Haps in the Third Quarter
My mom, God bless her soul, used to say things like she’s not hep on a subject. This always made Sue and I smile. You’re not hep, mom?! Of course, Sue has her own fun expressions like what’s the haps, or her favorite Little Louie (or LL for short). Little Louie Groovy is a character on the original Batman TV series. Instead of saying groovy, Sue implies it by saying Little Louie, or LL. I haven’t succumbed to saying any of these expressions yet myself, but I know it’s inevitable. So what IS the haps for us in the third quarter?
We get to do some secret sewing for the first time! Of course, I can’t tell you anything about it or . . . well, we’d let a friend down. It has to be finished by the end of October or early November. I’m excited about being a pattern tester!
Our PHD will be complete once we finish the last two UFOs. Oh yes, I intend them to be wrapped up with a bow well before the end of the year.
We have two recently completed flimsies that need to be quilted. First, the quilt for Luke which is a Christmas gift that needs to be layered and then quilted. Second is the Rainy Days (spiral) quilt which is for no one special but will be quilted using a spiral pattern.
Haps #4 – Baby Girl & Sweet Boy
Since we have a new addition arriving before or shortly thereafter the new year, we have some special sewing to do. With a theme of giraffes, we picked this picture of George the giraffe to be the focus of her baby quilt. We’ll also do a birth announcement with George as well.
We can’t forget about our sweet boy though! We’re making him a Quiet Book that Carol from Just Let Me Quilt shared as a tutorial. It has all kinds of fun things for him to work on, like zippers, snaps, buttons, etc.
A purse for my sister-in-law. She sent along a favorite purse that she would like us to replicate, so we’ll see how that goes. We’ve never made a purse before but I would like to get that off our plate sooner than later, just so she can enjoy it!
Haps #6 – QALs
We will be wrapping up our own no-pressure sew along with an update on all the participants. Our own Up From Here should be complete sometime during this quarter. Also, Fireburst will wrap up by the end of the year with a quilt parade starting on January 1st. Here is a reminder of one block from each project!
I am participating in Angela Walters next free-motion quilt along which teaches dot-to-dot quilting on a baby-sized quilt. I ordered the kit from her/her shop along with Glide thread. I’m looking forward to trying Glide – any tips you have would be appreciated. Will I need to change my tension, etc.? This was supposed to start on September 24th but now starts on October 1st with the release of the first video, so
technically it has already started but it mostly happens during the third quarter. The quilt along runs for six weeks.
Potential Haps #8
I think that’s a pretty good recap of our haps for the next three months. Of course there will be a few more that will sneak in. I hoping to participate in two blog hops if we are allowed/invited to.
We already have an idea for the pumpkin hop, and the virtual cookie exchange?! Well that was just a blast last year, and I’d like to repeat the fun.
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