Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thimbles Weekend

 The boys were busy.  Wild Willie decided to investigate the inside of a bag and had Spooky being his watch cat.

The entertainment was short lived!
I got the gigantic quilt back last Sunday from Vicki.  The thing weighs a ton!  If I had tried to sew the binding on at home, everything in the sewing room would have been on the floor.  (and considering there is already mucho stuff on the floor, it would not have been a good thing).

I did not have enough of the blue fabric to make binding and I did not want to piece different colors.  I did have a yard of fabric in the taupey family.  Blue fabric would have meant a trip to Little Quilts and I didn't want to do that.  At any rate, I like how the binding looks.  I think Spooky approves because right now he is sleeping on the quilt.  Has to make it ready.  This quilt is for Laurie and Lily, #1 granddog.

Pat, Thimble Queen, otherwise known as the normal one (haha) introduced a mystery quilt.  When I came home, I had to forage in the sewing room to find some fabric...It was hard!  I think I have made my color selection.  But I am going to take it outside in natural light tomorrow just to be sure.
Also started sewing on our latest swap.  Lots of 1 1/2 inch strips to sew together.

And now it is time to put the clean sheets back on the bed and have some good couch time.

1 wonderful peoplecomments:

Brenda said...

Loved the binding you picked for your quilt, I think I have decided what to use for the mystery quilt, am trying not to buy anything.