Well at retreat I got my Daylilies quilt top together and I haven’t touched a string since. UGH. I need to get back in the swing even if it’s only to give the top a good pressing and find a backing.
This time of year I am swamped with stuff…summer winding down, school starting….Hubby is finally not working so many hours so we take a come time away. Then that just leaves me more behind. It’s a happy changing season type of busy, canning and freezing and getting the most out of what summer has left for us. School here starts on the 23rd so it will be a big shuffle. More kids going to school-teacher kids coming back-other kids coming back. It will so good to be back into a routine!!
With all this…sewing kind of goes by the wayside.
I did get something done though….. You might remember at retreat that I got this together…well I got this much together.
As is, it is 85″ x 85″. The blocks finish at 5″ so I can add more to this. I think it will be a bed quilt that I keep so that means I want it to cover a queen sized bed as all of our beds are queens. My quilt machine will take something 100 x 100 so, the plan is to get it as close to 100 x 100 as I can. That means another row on all four sides…so that means cutting.
Well if you remember I was sick on Wednesday. I laid around in the living room doing nothing but watch TV. Then about noonish I finally felt like I could start sitting up so I drug the box of shirts into the living room and started processing them. I cut off a back and a sleeve (or front) and kept those. The back is for my stash. The front or sleeve is for my churn dash quilt. The rest of the shirt I put in a pile and will sell them on the next auction here on the blog.
I used my wool mat for pressing. I love it all over again. I ended up throwing away my table top ironing board and am only keeping this. I can toss it on the counter or the island and press away. It’s a better height and doesn’t wobble. No buyers remorse on this product!!
The I started cutting. I got them all cut so next up is to try to find some time to sew these guys. I’d love to get this to completion. It’s been so long since I’ve had a finish I can show off and keep.
We have lots going on around here so I don’t expect a lot of sewing to get done…we’ll see. Right now salsa making and peach preserving is on the top of the list.