10 March 2014

Mixed Bag

Aside from meeting up with the Stitching Girls on Saturday afternoon, the rest of the weekend was pretty free.

Friday night I added the borders to the alphabet blocks and then lay out all the blocks to see if my setting would work.  I'll add white strips to the rows starting with pinwheels and then maybe a white border.  I think I'll use the No 5 stripe for binding.

Somehow I managed to lose a pinwheel.  Made another.

Saturday Rhonda phoned to suggest instead of our usual stitching get-together we go for a drive to Nowra to see the quilt show.  Great idea.  Lunch in Berry on the way down.  Planned to have afternoon tea at the quilt show but the kitchen was closed by the time we'd had a look around the show, so we stopped in Berry again on the way home for tea, scones and a wander around the shops.

Actually did some weeding yesterday morning and filled the green bin with leaves - this is really out of the ordinary for me; then spent most of the afternoon in the sewing room tidying up and working on a few different things.

Sewed Floral Bouquet 2 backing together (another on the "to be quilted" pile).

Some secret sewing.

11 more X blocks have been ready to sew together for weeks - 9 to go then the Goodnight Irene quilt top can be sewn together.

And strips for the final 7 Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks to add to the pile to be pinned together.

20 blocks in all pinned last night while watching tv, so once they are all sewn up I have another quilt top to put together.

I figure that this sewing equates to tidying up because all these pieces are now blocks and not little piles in various places around the sewing room.  The main reason for tidying up is to move the quilting frame to the garage but there is so much stuff stored underneath and around it, that it is taking me ages to re-organise everything.

Received a phonecall from the Nowra Quilt Show organisers to say I'd won a minor prize in the raffle - bonus!  The lady told me it was "some quilting stuff, if you're into that kind of thing".


helbel19 said...

Wow so much sewing ....you are going well.

Lucky girl to win a prize.


marina said...

you are going great guns!
love the set out for the alphabet quilt, it really looks amazing!
such great progress with your other blocks and some gardening to boot.
Are you sleeping?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...so many lovely projects and sneaks....

Susan said...

You are on a roll. The alphabet quilt looks great....maybe you need some grandchildren!? I think you qualify as "being into that kind of stuff", hope it's something exciting.

Anonymous said...

wow Lynda your quilt looks fantastic and boy it didnt take you long,well done my friend.xx

Terry said...

Your alphabet quilt looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing your Irene top! :0)

Lorraine said...

Love the pin wheels in the alphabet quilt!! What on earth are you going to do with "quilting stuff" bahahahaha. Nice win!!

karen green said...

Your alphabet quilt is beautiful. I need to do your kind of sewing or is it cleaning? I always have way too many things started. Lucky you for winning a prize.

Michelle said...

The ABC quilt is just too CUTE!!!

Nicky said...

Busy, busy!! You're getting so much done Lynda, your Alphabet quilt is adorable.

Sarah said...

You've been super productive Lynda! Well done, you lucky girl! I saw Goodnight Irene top finished on Instagram today. Where is the pattern from for this quilt? I've seen a few bloggers making it recently.


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