You’ll be so proud of me. I took a real day off. I woke up on Labor Day wearing my pj’s and at 9:30 that night I still had them on.
Kelli came over and we started our Wild Child quilts. I was up extra early and was sewing before she came so I got all 100 center string blocks sewn. She got about 75 sewn. I am so excited about that. It’s been a long time since I actually sewed all day. It’s been a LONG time since Kelli and I sewed the day away with no deadlines. It is likely at least a year ago or more. I know it hasn’t happened since we moved.
Once the blocks were this far, I stopped working on them. I’ll trim them up one day this week during nap time if I have everything else done. I moved onto my Garden Party quilt..and after supper I even working on my Pineapple Crazy quilt. WOW I have lots of projects in the make!
When Hubby came home late in the afternoon he said, “I see you didn’t get very far”. That assessment I think was wrong. I didn’t get far in work but I got really far in relaxing.
I sat at the machine most of the day so I didn’t wear my ankle brace. It was good all around.
Now I have a cute little stack of goodies waiting to be trimmed and put together into blocks. Most of the fabric came from either gifted scraps or from little slivers left over from quilt backs. It was good to see so much fabric come together. As we sewed one of us would find a fabric and say hey..have you used this fabric yet? It’s the backing fabric on our Almost Amish quilt from our book…then the other would say hey…Do you have this cute cow fabric?
I just love that about string quilts..anything goes.
Next up I am going to start rummaging through this bag that Jolyn gave me. I think there are lots of good pieces that will become the half square triangles for the Wild Child blocks.
As I go through the bag looking for fabrics I’ll be cutting the scraps and pieces into usable sizes for me. It’s one of my favorite “tasks” of quilting. It requires lots of fabric petting.
I am sure I’ll get lots of people wondering what the “Wild Child” quilt is so here’s the info on it…
It looks like this….
You can find it in Bonnie Hunter’s book, String Fling.
If you want to sew along with us…feel free. We are making ours bigger (of course). We like big quilts.
Yesterday was so fun….today I am back to work and that’s fun too…just a different kind of fun. I do think that another all day, pajama wearing, relaxing sewing day will happen again. Soon I hope!