What a Busy Week!

First of all, thank you for all the well wishes you left on my last post. What a nice bunch of friends! So…after posting about my plan to retire, the orders for my shop went nuts! Truly, it was an incredible response. In the first four or five days, I cut over 400 yards of fabric. This was a lot. Honestly, a lot! Many customers like to order a stack of 1/2 yard cuts so who knows how many cuts that 400 yards really was. Just believe me, so many! Check out all of the empty bolts. Shelves are thinning out quickly.

As the shelves empty out, I keep moving bolts and condensing them. This is freeing up space for me to move my personal stash downstairs. I am moving all of my sewing supplies and machine downstairs so we can have a ‘real’ guest room. I continue to organize and purge through my fabrics which has been really helpful. As I was working on this last week, I found a free motion quilting project I had made a few years ago. It was a quilt along hosted by Lori Kenedy back in 2016. I had a lot of fun stitching along with her but when I finished it, I put it in the closet and forgot about it. Upon finding it, I decided to bind it and hang it. It is so summery with the boats, fish and sunshine.

The quilting is far from perfect but the overall look is cute and worth enjoying during these summer months. I love the bias stripe binding. It is from the shop, just in case you are wondering. (Haha.)

Just a tiny peek!

Moving on, I have also been working on a quilt to be shared during a blog hop in July. The flimsy is done and I am trying to decide on a backing. This will be shared soon!!

I have also been cutting a stack of strips in gray and blue. I am making my largest quilt yet. It is a king size for our bed. This is going to be a great project. Assembling the top shouldn’t take terribly long as it is a simple design. Now basting this monster and quilting it is a whole other story!!

This sums up my week! I think the weekend will be focused on the king size quilt. I am so anxious to see it come together. Hopefully I will have some progress photos for you soon. I also need to pull purple scraps for my RSC diamond blocks. So many projects and never enough time!

Don’t forget – all fabric, quilt patterns and notions are on sale, 20% off! I hope you will come by and check it out!

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16 thoughts on “What a Busy Week!

  1. Wendy Tuma

    Wowza – look at that stack of empty bolts!!! How exciting to be moving your sewing space downstairs, and that you are working on a king-size quilt for your bed! I’ll look forward to seeing a few peeks. Love your little free motion sampler – it’s perfect for summer!

  2. Mari

    Empty guest room equals more room for family to visit on the spur of the moment! I’m so glad your retirement sale has been so successful, and I love how you bound your mini and hung it up. It’s perfect. Have fun with those quilts in progress– once you’re done with cutting everything else! 🙂

    1. Bernie Post author

      Exactly! H was asking yesterday when could they come here. Which, of course, I said as soon as Daddy plans a trip. Haha, left the burden to him! But yes – we can have family time again! Hurray.

  3. Linda

    That is a lot of bolt boards! I’m happy for you. Moving stuff around is what makes me happy – lol! Pretty mini quilt. Good luck on your king-sized quilt.

  4. Kathleen McCormick

    So glad you are getting a lot of help with the retirement project! I love that quilting sampler and a little washing would even disappear more the things only you see! Hooray to more time for you and your projects and your grands/kids!

  5. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    Sorry to hear your shop is closing. But Congrats on retirement!! Love that machine quilting. It is an adorable mini. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday.

  6. Roseanne

    Hi Bernie! WOWEE! 400 yards of fabric is a LOT. That has to reaffirm your decision. I’m excited to see where your free time leads you. {{Hugs}}

  7. Preeti Harris

    That summer breeze FM project is utterly cute. As quilters many of us have these moments when we find things that we weren’t even looking for 😀
    Ooh that bright Kaffe fabric on white background – looks yummy.


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