I was able to spend a nice chunk of time in the sewing room yesterday. I’m sewing blocks together … pairs of blocks, and I’m about halfway through. Of course, when I’ve pairs sewn together, it’ll be time to take those pairs and sew them together to make rows … and then I’ll have to sew the rows into a top.
I have to admit that when DD suggested changing from the herringbone design to a chevron design, I was a little concerned how it would turn out … but after I laid out several blocks, I have to admit that I think it’s going to be beautiful.DD did a little searching and determined that she’d like to add borders to the quilt … a narrow dark inner border with a “medium” outer border (using the darker gray from the quilt top). Here’s her inspiration for the border (source: https://www.threadbias.com/projects/hst-chevron-quilt)I have enough of the darker gray for the outer border (and binding) and ordered the dark for the inner border last night. She chose Kona’s Pepper … it’s almost black without the harshness of black. While the fabrics and design are not what I would choose, I’m really enjoying how these are coming together and looking forward to getting back into the sewing room today.
I didn’t spend quite as long in the sewing room as I had anticipated … I got a phone call asking if I wanted some T-time so DD and DSIL could have a date night. As you all know, time with my Ts will always trump time in my sewing room, so my answer was yes. I was rewarded with seeing the 4 of them play together.
Thankfully we didn’t get any of the awful storms they’d forecast … we had some heavy rains and strong winds … and now we’re getting the cooler temperatures. We’ll definitely have the windows open today … as soon as it warms up enough.
Hope you all have a fantastic Thursday!