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I’ve been busy, busy, busy … quilting up a storm! Wednesday afternoon, I finished up all the interior blocks and started quilting the outermost ring of blocks and the border.
With the end in sight, I spent Thursday in a marathon quilting session and got in a good amount of quilting on Friday as well. I’m just over halfway done with the borders at this point … and that’s where I’ve been since Friday evening.
DD will be starting school back up tomorrow, so we spent the day together yesterday … one last hurrah for summer 2014. I brought the Ts back home with me for a sleepover, so Mama and Daddy could have a date night and so Mama could have a “teacher’s institute” day today.
I took the blocks I had finished for T#1’s quilt for review … and those blocks will be set aside to become a quilt for DH. Even though I used a limited number of fabrics, the quilt was a little too busy for T#1 … he would prefer more subtle and fewer fabrics. Can you say road trip?
We got some much-needed rain … we got 3” Thursday and another inch yesterday. Woo hoo! There was some happy dancing going on here at Chez Nana!
Not only did I do some happy dancing over the rain, but I did a little dancing when our mail man delivered two packages. One package contained my copy of Jinny Beyer’s Quiltmaking by Hand
(photo courtesy of www.jinnybeyer.com)
As you all surely know by now, I love hand stitching, so I’d love to try some hand piecing.
The other package contained a couple of quilt patterns. I’ve been wanting to do a medallion-style quilt, but I hadn’t been able to find a medallion-style quilt that didn’t feature applique. I want to learn how to applique … but it’s going to take a lot of practice before I’ll be ready to even think about tackling a quilt with applique as the focal point. So when I found a couple of pieced medallion-style quilt patterns at Country Threads, I promptly ordered them.
(photos courtesy of http://www.countrythreads.com/)
Of course, who knows if I’ll ever get to either one. I’ve already got blocks pieced to make a king-sized quilt for our bed, I’ve got half the blocks pieced to make a twin-sized quilt for DH, I’ve got to make quilts for both T#1 and T#3, and I’ve got fabric already kitted for two other quilts (both for us). So many quilts, so little time.
Tonight is another Super Moon, and reports are that this will be the biggest and closest Super Moon of 2014. We’ll see if I am able to remember to get out to see it this evening … I missed July’s Super Moon.
Have a blessed Sunday!