Sunday, June 22, 2014
Ready, Set, Go
I am almost packed for my weeks visit with my mother. We will be celebrating her 92nd birthday as well as doing some shopping and visiting. She recently moved into a new house so I am excited to be seeing it and, if necessary, helping to unpack some of the boxes.
I also have packed three knitting projects: green socks (just started on the foot), brown sweater (working on the yoke), and dishcolths (bought new yarn). I probably won’t get a lot done but if we have some just sitting time I can keep my hands busy.
I also have completed the laundry, did the dishes, watered all the plants so that pretty much all DH has to do while I am gone is care for himself and the puppies, cats, and birds. And this is why you see him resting
while I was getting it all together.
And speaking of being busy, I started working on my replacement for the HSTs some of the owls were surrounded by in the designer’s layout. First I cut strips of my tree fabric. The strips are longer than the background fabric: you will see why soon.
I then backed the end sections of the top and bottom strips with fusible and cut out the dark parts, not an easy job, by the way.
When I was done this was the frame I came up with. I am so excited at how this came out. As you can see there are only 6 owls that will need frames so with one down we are on our way, again.
Because I have another quilt to put on the frame I decided to finish this little baby quilt. It is not a very large quilt, based on how much fabric I had, so I decided to leave the tumblers uncut.
Of course that meant that I had to bind all those angles. I guess I really like a challenge cuz it was one. And I used leftover 30s binding (I keep using that fabric but I can’t use it up )
I even got the label on it. This quilt is going to a student of my husband’s so I didn’t put my name on it, just the date. The baby isn’t due until October so this one will have to wait a while to be loved.
On a completely unrelated note, here is Stubby, sleeping in his 4th floor loft. She can be found in any one of these shelves which keeps her up and away from the dogs when they are out on the deck.
So I will be up early tomorrow to pile everything in the car and hit the road. It is about a 9 hour drive, longer if I stop at a quilt shop or antique mall, so I need to get an early start.
Have a great week and be sure to check in at Patchwork Times. Gari