For starters, I worked on finishing my green projects. I made a placemat, but the photo is awful. Can’t get a decent picture in my sewing room. It really is a nice shade of green.
I saw this little tutorial last night, and decided to whip one up before I put the green scraps away.
It took probably less than 10 minutes to assemble, and then another 10 minutes to tack the corners together. You can find the tutorial HERE.
I had planned to get some actual quilting done over the weekend, but it didn’t happen. So here is my last green project, less the quilting and binding. Again, a horrible picture, it really is green not black! And it WILL get quilted tomorrow. Pop over to Angela’s blog to see more green goodness.
The green scraps have now been tamed, and all fit in one neat stack in my scrap tub. But the blues were bothering me. As much as I had made with blue, that pile was still far too large. I saw a sampler quilt on a blog, and immediately knew that I would make a blue quilt for our Guild’s service project. It’s not assembled yet, but all the blocks are (almost) made, and the layout and assembly will take place soon. Here are a few of the blocks – I won’t bore you with all of them (yet).
I found an orphan block in the blue bag, and it is now a placemat. And I found 2 small orphans which are now coasters/mug rugs. I also pulled out some blues that I know I’ll never use, and they’re going to a guild member who makes scrap quilts. The remaining blue scraps are now housed in the scrap tub with the other colors!
Now that the greens and blues have been put away, there’s room on my sewing table to tackle other things. Today I prepped five small hand projects – 3 stitcheries and 2 tiny wool appliques. Should I happen to get a job anytime soon, I want to be prepared with lunchtime projects. And I can’t use my quilting machine if my sewing table is covered, because I have to move all the piles from the quilting table to the sewing table! How sad is that.
I think I mentioned that Dh celebrated a birthday earlier this week, and this was his gift from me. It’s a Nova Scotia Lighthouse, designed by Kaaren of The Painted Quilt. I bought the pattern when we visited Nova Scotia last fall.
We’ve had some thunderstorms move through several times over the weekend, so it was the perfect time for sewing, prepping, and organizing. Friday, however, was mostly sunny and beautiful. So I’ll leave you with a couple of kayaking pictures.