Sunday, January 27, 2013
Eight O'Clock Report, 1/27/13
I've had a good weekend. Saturday was spent doing all kinds of responsible things -- buying food, mailing parcels, picking up dry cleaning, acquiring giftwrap, tidying the desk in the morning room, installing a printer, getting acquainted with the FitBit, going through a bin of accumulated papers and things. I was so virtuous on Saturday that I determined Sunday I would spend most of the day in the sewing studio.
First thing I did was make the binding for the two quilts that I left at the machinist earlier in the week.
I have more than 200 bricks cut and it is time to get going on the sashing. I believe I have written this before. Stay tuned on that sashing.
While I worked, I did at least four loads of laundry.
This picture is a group of twenty blocks for a charity quilt. They were made by a group of different people and I agreed to put them together, add a binding and backing and pass it along to my finishing partner, Bobbi, who has a long-arm.
The blocks are wonky log cabins and needed to be trimmed at an angle to be 12-1/2 inches. The postage stamp fabric will be the border; I believe I put a lighter green piece in the pile for a stopper before the stamps. This project is waiting for a day when a group sews together and there is floor space in abundance.
What's the hold-up, you may ask? Well, the assignment is to paper-piece a block (or several blocks). I have never paper pieced and am a little intimidated by the idea of it. I promise: If we are fortunate enough to have a Snow Day this week (unlikely), the very first thing I will do will be this paper pieced project. If we don't have a Snow Day (more likely), then I will begin no later than Saturday.
Perhaps the high point of the afternoon was working on my project for Lori's Quilt Along. This is the second time I've participated and have thoroughly enjoyed the process. Lori will provide her instructions for finishing the project, but I have some ideas of my own. First off, I'm going to take that little corner block off and put it on correctly. And then, I was thinking it might make a panel for a tote bag. Or perhaps I'll just hand quilt and bind it and let it be a little table piece. We'll see.
So that is the Eight O'Clock Report and it comes to a close now, which is a good thing because it's time for "Downton Abbey"!
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Sunday, January 27, 2013