Sunday, June 7, 2009

Weekend Sewing

What a busy weekend it has been! The Little Guy has started his summer vacation by heading off with my mom to Nevada for a couple of weeks, so Hubby and I are busy working on projects around the hacienda.

Here's a peek at what I was able to accomplish...
You may remember that I posted about a virtual quilting bee I joined in May. The month I was assigned for my bee-friends to stitch my block is July, which means I've got to get my fabric and instructions in the mail this week so I know everyone will be able to keep moving. Last week I started cutting blocks and thinking about what pattern I wanted.

I decided on a simple nine-patch block with a double border. I finished cutting out the border strips tonight and have everything separated and ready for shipment. Each block will be completely different, so the one I have completed will not be duplicated exactly. Some of the other little blocks not shown are bright red, turquoise, yellow... and the interior border will be different on most of the other blocks, too. All of the outside borders, tho, will be the green & white polka dot fabric that you see above.

I completed a lot of my hand quilting this weekend, too, on that quilt I started in April. (I sat out on the back patio while I stitched letting the cool breeze & the sounds of birds chirping transport me to far away places!) I will be able to finish with this phase of the quilt this week and contact my instructor so she can show me how to finish the binding.

And, last but not least, I'm also participating in a Quilt-Along with Old Red Barn & Co. Here's a sneak peak of two sets of six strips that I stitched together. I have to finish sewing the strips, then cut them into 11.5 inch square blocks to be caught up. Phew... that was a lot of stitching this weekend! But, we went to a lake party in between all of that, so I did get out of my back yard and enjoy the glorious weather we had here. I hope you all had a great weekend, too!