Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Update

I feel like I accomplished a lot this week with several customer quilts and also quilted a quilt of my own in addition to slowly working on table runners. I now have six of the tops ready to machine stitch around the trees and two more runners in process.

I also started to make our guild's block of the month in Christmas fabrics. Figure I would make a block or two every month to turn in of the required colors and then make another block out of Christmas fabrics to keep. By next summer I will have enough for a sampler quilt.

Another major accomplishment is batting. For some reason I had never pieced batting together. I would save the smaller pieces for runners or wall hangings but sometimes the bin was way overflowing of those. Finally jumped in and pieced together 3 lap quilt sized battings and I have already used one of them. As long as they had one straight edge they really didn't take any time at all to do. I wonder why I had such a mental block about doing that???

We are having company from Virginia today (step-daughter and grandaughter) so won't be any sewing until tomorrow afternoon but thats ok, I am really looking forward to the visit. They live a 4 hour drive from us but we rarely see them as everyone has busy schedules. My husband goes there on business a couple of times a year and he always incorporates a trip to see them so at least he gets to visit more often.

I hope everyone has a cooler weekend. I actually got to sit out on the screened deck this morning drinking coffee. Today was only the 3rd morning in the 5 weeks we have been living here that was comfortable enough to do that.



Celtic Heart said...

Very Pretty :)

kwiltnkats said...

These are really nice table runners. Have you done them with blue and white? I'd bet you'd have some interest in that color combination.