Sunday, August 23, 2009

Back to Quilting

It is hard to believe that a week ago we were buzzing down the highway, working our way home. Most of this week has been catching up and napping but finally by Friday I was able to begin to get back in the groove. Friday I spent the morning doing some cleaning up in the studio so I could begin working on a couple of UFOs and some swap blocks. And Friday afternoon we traveled to Montgomery, AL, where I attended a leader’s meeting for Weight Watchers. Yes, I said Leader’s Meeting. I was asked if I would be interested in becoming a leader so I went to a training meeting to see if I was: I still don’t know if I am or not.

Saturday DH was off judging a Jr. Miss pageant so I spent part of the day cleaning the pool and swimming and the rest in the studio. I did spend some time redesigning the layout for these blocks

and then making the additional blocks to complete the picture. After I cut the strips and sewed the first strata, I cut it into 4 blocks and set them together with one of the Thangle blocks to see how they looked.

This morning I completed sewing all the strata and cutting the blocks and got them up on the design wall.

And I even have four of the seven rows sewn together. Yea, me!

While working on the above, I also was embroidering the centers of the swap blocks I started a couple of weeks ago.

I have gotten 5 done: there are 18 color changes in each square so it is taking quite a while to complete each one. But I did put one block together, again to see how it looks.

So, no completions this week but two well on their way and, if I get off this computer, I hope to have Alabama Escargot bound and done soon.


Becky said...

It all looks beautiful!

Pat said...

Very nice work you have going there. I am back to sewing tomorrow after having my machine packed away for the 10 days the grandkids were here. Of course, I think I'll get in some naps, spite of the house construction noise that will begin tomorrow to repair the damage done to our house by the falling tree. *sigh*

Exuberant Color said...

That is a unique setting for the green/purple blocks. You are really buzzing along on that one.

The embroidery design is pretty. 18 color changes does take a long time. People without embroidery machines think we speed through the embroidery in 10 minutes.

Lurline said...

Love your quilt and great embroidery, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

i love the blues and greens, so pretty

loulee said...

Those rail fence blocks really lift the whole thing, it looks lovely.
Cute pumpkins too!

Gina said...

Love the setting for your Thangles blocks.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

pajudie said...

Very nice - both projects look great. You're inspiring me to get to my UFO's :o)

Sharie said...

Love the embroidery and the quilt. We are almost neighbors, I am over in Louisiana. Your trip to Maryland must have been wonderful. You spoke of your disappointment with the quilt shop, I went to Fons and Porters in Winterset, Iowa last year. I was expecting so much more. I will post the embroidery I am working on, drop over and see.

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