Last week was busy so not a lot of sewing happened during the week. Kalissa and Craig were on vacation and I had their dog Betsy. She does not like Rosie. She snaps at her in a way that is not playful. It’s a very defensive snap that makes me really nervous. I had to kennel Betsy upstairs and Rosie downstairs. That was the only way I could make it work. It’s weird because Betsy liked Ruby. She likes Puppycat. I don’t know why Rosie is such a trouble to her.
I went to my great nieces basketball games one night. Two of them played and both of them did an awesome job. One is a senior, the other a junior. It’s hard to believe they are so grown!! The game was an hour away so there was no sewing that night.
I’ve been behind writing blog posts so a couple nights were spent trying to catch up..again no sewing.
Friday I finally got sewing time. This is how far I got on Sunday night.
I started in on the other half on Friday night. I sewed and sewed until I realized that I was short on block and one setting triangle. AH!!! So frustrating!! It was 10pm and I decided to just be done and I’d deal with it the morning. I can piece way into a night but I can’t bring myself to make all the pieces of for a block or anything else that requires much thinking.
I went upstairs and on a whim, I checked the sewing room. YAHOO!! There was the block and attached to it was the setting triangle I was missing.
Saturday I woke up and immediately started sewing. I had this little helper….
…and this company.
Kalissa said she missed me and wanted to hang out. I said sure but did she mind if I sewed. She didn’t. We chatted and talked while I sewed and the boys played.
I got the center of the top together…see??
I made lunch and then we were going to part ways…but I suggested we go for a drive to the farm just south of here that makes yogurt..and we did. It was really nice and Kalissa is going to write a blog post about it.
Shortly after I was back…I tried to decide what to do. I need to make Kayla’s baby quilt and planned to but was frustrated with that. The fabric I had planned for sashing I don’t like.
So…as long as I had it all out, why not finish this mystery quilt? I started trimming. I passionately hate the pressure of trimming this. UGH. But I did it.
…and ended up with this.
I debated about ending it right there…no more borders. I messaged the girls to see what they thought. It was mixed. Then I asked myself what are you going to do with all those triangles if you don’t put them on the quilt..so I started working on borders. Rosie wanted to help.
She wasn’t the being the best but okay….
I went on and completed the borders. I wanted to take a picture of it out on the floor so I let Rosie outside long enough to snap a picture. Just then Karl came home from his Saturday night adventures. He said, “You don’t have a dog on the quilt. Let me do it!” Oh Karl. He keeps me laughing. So here’s Karl posing on my quilt.
WHAT A HAM!!
So here it is all together. The lighting is terrible…I’ll get some good pictures outside once it’s quilted. For now, I’m happy. One more project that can be cleaned up!! YAHOO!
That’s what I accomplished this week in the quilting department.
I’m happy with it for the most part. I think I picked poorly for my green. I should have had more contrast with it..but I’m okay with it. Had I had the chance to see the finished quilt, I know I would have picked a lighter green….but that’s what a mystery is all about…RIGHT??
So this week I’m hoping to get this loaded and all the way finished…I’m also hoping to get Kayla’s baby quilt into a top! We’ll see. I’m still trying to figure out what to do for sashing.