>Crossing items off the to-do list — feels so good!

>I’m making decent headway on my to-do list from earlier in the week:

  1. pinwheel sampler quilt-along block five
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  2. put together backing for Happy Campers
    happy campers backing.JPG
    I really hate cutting long lengths of fabric. I don’t have a lot of table space to work with, so it’s incredibly difficult to get it accurate. Luckily backing fabric is supposed to be a bit larger on all sides, so it doesn’t matter if it’s a little crooked.
  3. baste Happy Campers
    Happy Campers basting.JPG
    I used the tutorial from Oh, Fransson! on making a quilt sandwich, and it really simplified the process. I had to stitch together (by hand — ick) two pieces of backing since I didn’t buy it pre-cut. I had a 45″ x 5 yd. bundle that I got on sale at JoAnn’s a while back. I also decided to go with the tried and true and basted with safety pins. This is definitely one of my least favorite parts of quilting.
  4. work on sashing for whirlygigs

The only thing stopping me from quilting Happy Campers is lack of thread. I want to use a beige/neutral color, but the only quilting thread I have is bright white.

I guess in the meantime I’ll get to that sashing!

Oh, and in sale news: V and Co. is offering a 25% refund on your purchase at her etsy shop through the end of the week. Just mention “simply utah” in the notes on your order.

Use code “SEVI” at The Dizzy Daisy (an adorable fabric shop you should check out) for 10% off your order through the end of the day Saturday.

Use code “MM2010” at Connecting Threads for 20% off your purchase until the end of the month — this code is good on clearance stuff, too!

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