Another weekend has flown by. While it wasn’t a crazy busy one, it was certainly a productive one.
T#4 was here for an overnighter Thursday evening … the rest of the family went to Six Flags Friday. We didn’t do anything special … just a nice day, reading, watching a movie, and playing together.
Saturday I was able to finish up T#4’s quilt. All I needed to do was bind it … I thought I’d have time to do that … and perhaps even get a block or two of my storm at sea pieced. Ha! Obviously it takes a good while longer to cut strips, sew them into binding, sew the binding on and then stitch it down than I had estimated. But I did get it done, washed and dried and ready for delivery.
Remember you can click on the picture to see it larger.
Since I wasn’t able to start my storm at sea on Saturday, it was my priority after we got home from church Sunday. Paper piecing this is taking a little longer than I thought it would … although I could have gotten more accomplished had I not needed to frog (rip it! rip it!) as much, although as I got further along in the piecing, I got into my paper-piecing groove and didn’t have to rip as much. I got sections for 3 blocks pieced.
I was planning on making this quilt 72x90, but these are 9” blocks … and that would mean I need to piece 80 blocks. Good thing I enjoy paper piecing, eh? Just hope I didn’t underestimate the amount of waste with paper piecing.
We stopped by the garden on our way home from church. Things are looking a bit better. Our green beans are not getting much bigger, but they are sending out climbing tendrils finally … I’m just not sure that it’s just not too little, too late. Our zucchini are looking good with plenty of blossoms, but a thorough inspection showed that there are still no baby zucchini on any of our plants. Our tomatoes, for the most part, seem to be doing well.
Can’t wait for that first BLT!
I have a hair cut this morning and small group this evening … sounds like I should be able to spend a little time in the sewing room this afternoon.
Have a marvelous Monday!