Monday, June 2, 2014
The Weekend Wrap-up
It was a busy weekend, but thankfully (for you all) this wrap up won’t be too long since I pretty much covered Saturday already.
Sunday we got to cheer on our swimmers live and in person.
Here is T#2 swimming the 50-meter backstroke (in the second lane closest ... in the orange cap) … quite well, too. She dropped a huge chunk of of time off her personal best. Forgive the poor quality … all I had was my iPhone and we were a considerable distance from the pool.
I trimmed triangle blocks Sunday morning before we left for the swim meet … and I am 4 blocks short of having all my triangle blocks trimmed! I really only need one of those blocks to have enough to piece together the top, but I’ll trim all 4 – just in case. I think DD has decided on chevron, rather than herringbone. I wish I had known that sooner rather than later because I have an easier way of making a chevron quilt than dealing with triangles (and trimming). But it’s not a big deal … and tomorrow I’ll start piecing the top! Since I’ll just be sewing together squares, it shouldn’t take too long … although I’m not sure about that as I’ll be piecing together 324 blocks (I’ll set them 18x18 to make a quilt 99”x99” … their bed is a queen-sized bed but it has a very deep mattress).
In the meantime, I plan to spend my afternoon working with my hexies, piecing blocks for my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden. I have enough hexies basted for 24 more blocks which should give me a total of 50 blocks … at some point, I need to lay these out and determine just how many more I need … I’m thinking that I’m about ready to start putting these together and making a quilt out of them. Hopefully all I’ll have to do after I piece these 50 blocks is to add the connector hexies and make the half blocks to fill in the edges/sides. All this is brand new to me … I’m just figuring it all out as I go.
Am I the only one who was caught unawares that yesterday was the start of June? June! Feels like it should only be the end of April to me. Where in the world is this year going?
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!