Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We spent a lovely Saturday afternoon at Douthat State Park Lake.  This is a really nice place with a lovely beach near Covington, VA.
The grandchildren had fun playing with a friend's son in the sand, we swam and road around the lake on a john boat.  I didn't want to leave it was so relaxing.
The next day my husband road with me to the Quiltery in Fairfield, Va on an emergency quilting trip.  I have around 3 weeks to finish the quilt I am working on and I ran out of the sashing fabric.  It just happened to be the last day of the shop's Christmas in July event and she put two of the tins off the Christmas tree in my bag.  I was happily surprised to find emergency treats and holiday dollars to spend in them!  I really like the tins too.  I will have to find something special to put  in them...maybe more emergency treats so I always have a stash on hand.
Trying to find somewhere to lay a row from the quilt to get a visual about how it is coming together.  After I get a few rows put together I am going to even them up and start putting them together.  I had thought about putting batting up on a wall to make a design wall in the room I recently moved all my sewing to, I actually have a blank wall that I could use for that.  The next problem is to just make myself make the time to accomplish the task.  

Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I needed some more blocks for the quilt I am making and the blocks I have been making are very time intensive so I decided to make some scrappy fence rail blocks to scatter through the quilt.

Now I have begun bordering all the blocks with the coral color.

I hope you noticed my new cutting mat.  I accidentally sat my iron on my old one and it warped in these waves so it was very hard to cut because I was trying to get the mat to lie flat.  After I get the blocks bordered then I get to put them together.  I have 3 weeks.  Why am I always pushing deadlines?

Every month my sister and I try to meet somewhere half way between where we both live and have lunch and shop.  We met in Radford, Va. the end of June and they have a really great quilt shop called Sew Biz in a historic downtown building.  I didn't tempt myself with any fabric since I have this project that I have to finish, but I did pick up the cutest coffee mug!

Sew Long for Now!