Sunday, July 20, 2014
Finally! Slow Stitching on the Chevron Quilt!
I didn’t think this day would ever come! As I reported here, I got the chevron quilt completely basted, ready for hand quilting Thursday … and as soon as I got caught up on my blog reading Friday morning, I got to work. The quilting is going fairly quickly and so far, without incident.
I had originally thought about stitching 3 rows through each chevron, but I prefer my quilts soft and cuddly, so I didn’t want to overstitch this quilt. It looks a little puffy in the picture, but trust me, it all lays nice and smooth … I took this picture while quilting … so what wasn’t in the hoop is kind of bunched up on the sides. I plan to get in plenty of stitching this afternoon. I'm so excited to be able to link up at Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.
I didn’t get in any stitching yesterday as it was the summer swim Conference Championship … the meet started at 8:15 and ended after 4:00 … a long day. But it was a fantastic day … the weather was much more pleasant than last summer’s Championships, and the Ts all knocked time off their personal bests. T#1 qualified for Conference All Stars … where the top 6 swimmers in each event will compete in two weeks. They didn’t spend all their time in the pool … there was time for some fun between events.
T#1 (on the left) was playing Spades with his friend Ben, while T#2 (left) and T#4 (right) watched … and if you look carefully, you can see T#3 playing on his DS there in the very back.
We gathered at DD’s after the meet for pizza and some games … but it was an early night as we were all tired (although once I crawled into bed, I was hit with a case of the “wide-awakes” and as is usually the case, I was awake at my usual 6:00 ... it's going to be another long day today).
Wishing you a very blessed Sunday!