...Equals quilting time!!!
Yes, DH was out of town this week and to make it up he took DS to practice his swimming yesterday afternoon. Then they went to lunch and shopped for socks. That left me home alone to quilt and get ready for the next step...binding.
This one is trimmed and first in line for some binding.
And this one is all quilted, finished late Friday night, thanks to some words of wisdom from a blog (again, don't recall which one) that said, "it's easier to quilt wavy lines than straight lines."
As mentioned before, I plan to turn the backing to the front so I spent about 1.5 hours marking the seam line, cutting the batting, then cutting the backing.
Then, I got this one off the back of the chair and put it under the needle - "just keep quilting, just keep quilting."
Even after the boys got home, they left me alone in my sewing corner and I echoed all 12 blocks. Then, I stopped and did a bit of yoga to stretch out. Still have the sashing, cornerstones, and borders to go.
I still didn't buy any fabric this week, however, I did buy a new die and 2 books from Anita over at The Other Side of Me.
The ladies in my quilt guild who do those beautiful applique quilts say that the Piece of Cake Ladies are the best. So, now I have one of their books. Don't expect to see one of these any time soon.
The embroidery book is great - all nature scenes - I am a farm girl, after all.
The die was a great price and I see this spicing up a border sometime in my quilting future.
There was also a hexie die in the box for a quilty friend Charla. When we met at our LQS yesterday, I almost bought a couple FQs but decided to wait and reward myself after I finish my show quilts.
The only piecing I've done is my hexies. It's raining here for second day in a row - uggh, sorry about the pix! The one on the left is black with pink and the other is purple with white dots.
There are usually two machines set up - one for quilting and one for piecing, but the piecing machine is off the table to make way for the quilts while quilting. "Just keep quilting,...."
We have a great public library here with regional branches. However, our branch is teeny and browsing the shelves doesn't usually yield anything new. One has to request titles from the catalog and then pick them up. Imagine my surprise when I found these 3 books on the shelf a few days ago.
Nothing added to the stash this week and I've been to 2 shops. However, later I am going to a Super Bowl sale at the LQS that boasts more batiks than any other shop in the area. I will buy something - I know it - to celebrate my near finishes!!
To the numbers...
Used this week: 0
Used year to date: 2.15
Added this week: 0
Added year to date: 2.50
Net used for 2012: -0.35
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