Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up


Weekend Wrap Up



Another weekend has come and gone … how quickly time flies when we’re having fun.  Winking smile


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.  Winking smile


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! 



  1. Glad the T*2 quilt is together - sure it was worth all of the hassles. Sounds like a great ending to the weekend. Didn't know you were a Laser Tag Specialist! ~Jeanne

  2. maybe you could do a post on your quilting. When did you start? and did someone teach you? do you sell any of your work?

  3. But what fun. You do have such busy weekends. I had to laugh because I need to make a quilt and I think I spend so much time with the all of the operator error that I accomplish I think I put off the quilting.
    I am sure it will be just perfect when you get done. It sounds wonderful.
    I hope this is a nice week for you.

  4. Sounds like another busy, but fun weekend :)

  5. Good morning! Oh can I ever relate to operator error, haha. My ripper and I are well acquainted. Glad you finally got it to where you were happy, even if it did take a couple of days longer than you planned. Happy birthday to that grand! Enjoy your day!

  6. Isn't it funny how a simple project can not be so simple???

    It sounds like a busy, but fun weekend.

  7. Laser tag sounds like fun! Good workout (better than the gym I think :)

    sounds like a great weekend! Hope the quilt comes together a bit more this week!


  8. i played laser tag for the first time last April when our son and family came up for a visit. Something about playing with a bunch of boys made it extra special and it really is fun! That quilt sounds like a lot of work! Good thing you love her a lot!

  9. Ah, the life of a grandmother. One day....:)

  10. You never cease to amaze me with how much quilting you get done with your busy days. A new mini-van huh? How exciting. We are hoping that within 6-9 mos to be able to get one newer vehicle and then when I get s.s. maybe get the other one replaced-both our cars are 13 yrs old and have more than 135,000 miles on them. I'm so thankful that the Lord has kept them running.
    I started back on my border this morning and will sew more this afternoon after I go to the market. I can't wait to see your quilt! Your grand will love it for sure.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Love, Noreen

  11. Sorry about the quilting woes. Sounds like the party was a lot of fun! Have a great week.....

  12. Sorry the borders have been such a challenge. Sometimes I say things sound better in my head than they turn out in reality. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of the quilt!

  13. Sometimes quilts are like kids! There are those that just like to misbehave no matter what you do to them :*) Glad you got it handled and are well on your way to getting it done!

  14. Yes, I agree with Kim, you should do a blog on how you got into quilting.

    Sounds like you had both a very productive weekend as well as a fun weekend. Good for you!

    Happy week!


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