Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Weekend Productivity

For a weekend that felt very blah and hard to get my energy going, looking back I think I did okay. Yesterday I taught my Double Irish Chain Quilt. All three girls had their quilt tops together, although I only managed to get one photo of Joanne's Pretty in Pink Quilt. All three girls are now working on their seminole borders. They managed to get all their fabrics cut and ready for assembly. This week for homework they have to sew all their strips together and have them cut for next class. Next Saturday, they will learn how to assemble the cut strips into 4 seminole border pieces. I should have more photos to take then.

In the meantime, here is Joanne's quilt.

This is a photo of my Double Irish Chain Top with the Seminole border. Mine is a queen size.

While they were working along cutting their strips, I took out my Grandmother's Garden fabric and templates and started cutting out more pieces. I have 13 blocks completed.

Last night my friend Dodi came over with her knitting and lots of chick flicks. Our fellas got together with some of their friends to see a concert, so we took full advantage of this time and spent some quality time knitting and quilting.

We made sure we supplied ourselves with the essentials, chips, cheesies, Cadbury mini eggs, and Orangina drink.. I sooooooo love this drink!

This is Dodi working away on some scarfs she is knitting for charity for Christmas. She is a great knitter!

This is how I camped out on the sofa with my Grandmother's Garden hexagons, paper gluing the templates and fabric in place. I started block #14 too!

Tonight Trevor left to work another overnight shift. I haven't had my sewing machine out all week and I was starting to get some serious withdrawls!!! The machine is out on the dining room table now (for just a few more weeks then I'll have a REAL sewing room to play in). I decided to take out my Trapunto quilt blocks and work on them again. I really want to have this quilt made before Christmas to put on my bed in my new house!!!!

So without further ado, I think I am going to sign off here. The sewing machine is calling to me to pay attention to her again, and I just noticed that in 15 minutes Masterpiece Theatre comes on. Charles Dickens if featured this season!

Tomorrow is a day off for me from work, as this is the St. Patrick's Day Long weekend. Although St. Paddy's Day is not until Tuesday, many offices here are closed tomorrow to celebrate. I hope to spend more time at my machine working on my Trapunto!

Quiltingly Yours

1 comment:

Sara said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love weekends like that! SOme quilting, some friends...what could be better! Enjoy your day off!