Another weekend has come and gone … how quickly time flies when we’re having fun.
My weekend started on Friday … in the sewing room. This quilt for T#2 took a lot more time and effort than I expected it to … I mean, it’s a simple patchwork laid out in a trip-around-the-world design with 3 borders. How difficult can that be? I already described my troubles with putting together the borders … I failed to explain how I sewed the patchwork together in 2 sections and then sewed the 2 sections together incorrectly. I had to rip out and re-sew the 2 sections together. And even though I carefully followed the instructions for mitering the borders, I couldn’t get my corners to lay nice and flat and smooth … I had to re-do them as well. Now I’m sure that my mitered corners issue was operator error, just like the patchwork issue and the borders issue, but that’s small consolation when it took me a full 2 days longer to get this quilt ready to sandwich together with the batting and backing.
And even the sandwiching and basting didn’t go as planned. I had hoped to have it all basted together in time to get in some hand quilting while watching the Blues game Friday evening. But because DH and I spent Friday afternoon/early evening shopping for a new minivan, I didn’t even start sandwiching the quilt together until the puck dropped at 8:00. I did get it all basted and ready to go by the end of the game (which the Blues won … in case anyone cares – ha!).
Saturday morning, I started quilting. I decided to quilt in concentric diamonds around the center patch … to draw the eye to the trip-around-the-world layout. I got a good bit of quilting done Saturday … it was a sunny but cold day … a good day to stay inside and quilt.
Sunday morning, I was asked to help out in the toddler nursery at church. Since T#4 is still in the toddler nursery, I didn’t have to have my arm twisted. After church, we went out to lunch with DD and her family and her dad/his wife to celebrate T#1’s birthday. We had a couple of hours at home before we had to head back to E-town (the larger town 5 miles to the north, where DD lives) for T#1’s birthday party for the family. We met up at a new entertainment/game center where we played several games of Laser Tag … my legs are certainly feeling the effects of all that Laser Tag.
What a weekend!