Saturday, September 5, 2015
Slow Sewing Weekend
Look what I found on Instagram! I *need* this for stitching on our road trips. Trying to line up my fabrics with my EPP papers on my lap isn’t always as easy as you’d think … it’s difficult enough when doing it at home. Of course, there isn’t enough time to order one of these and have it here by Wednesday. But the gal who posted it on Instagram is one of the gals from Paper Pieces in Paducah … which is where we happen to be stopping on Thursday evening. And we’ll be driving right by Hexie House on our way to the Museum …
I’ve been making good progress on the outer 4” of my Kiss quilt. Ignore those loose thread tails. ha! Of course, it’s going slowly … the outer edges total 22 blocks – 16” blocks at that … that means the area remaining was 352”x4”. I’ve quilted 1 full side and about a quarter of a 2nd side … that’s a little over a third of that 352”. I doubt if I’ll get this finished before we leave, but it should be pretty close.
One of the reasons why it might not get finished before we leave is I can’t resist working on my MWFG. I did some auditioning … at the time the photo was taken, the only block with the connectors attached is the one in the upper left hand corner (the one with the hexies along the outer edge). Since I took this pictures, I’ve got connectors sewn onto a second block and am working on a third. I’m excited to see this come together and admit that when I sit down to quilt, a little part of me wants to work on my MWFG instead. I remind myself that I’ll have plenty of time to work on this when we’re in Hilton Head.
Since summer’s last hurrah (real temps of 95+ and feels like temps of 100+) is going to be sticking around through the weekend, I’ll be sequestering myself inside … and what better way to keep myself busy than to continue to hand quilt during the day and to piece hexie blocks in the evenings. And who knows, maybe if I keep my nose to the grindstone (ha!), I can get that quilting done before we leave.
I hope that whatever you have planned for this long weekend includes a something that brings you joy ... have a great weekend!