Where did the weekend go?
I know I spent a good part of Saturday at the "Doc in the Box" with Jeff and his sinus infection.
Yesterday I CLEANED! I did some organizing in the quilting room, moved some stuff around, straightened a bit. Not much sewing got done. I felt the need to just sit and do hand work so during the "HOUSE" marathon on TV I started binding on the Cabin Fever quilt. I'm binding it in purple...it's perfect. And it used up the whole 1/2 yard of fabric that has been sitting in my stash. Interesting story on the backing too......You know how when people KNOW you quilt, they are always finding fabric that "they" think you will like? Someone picked me up a hawaiian print from a trip to Hawaii and gave it to me with big smiles! (Oh,thank you very much.....I just LOVE it...(NOT!!)
So...this piece has been sitting in my stash because you just can't ditch "gift" fabric, with a good conscience, can you?? I used it for the back of the Cabin Fever quilt. The remainder of what was left I sliced into strings for using in string quilts. GONE! :cD
I sat for about an hour last night before going to bed and finished the borders for the 9 patch split baby quilt. You know how it goes when you are tired? I sewed one border on upside down :c( I wanted the braids to go around in a circle all pointing their way around the quilt...and ONE border is pointing the opposite direction. Can you tell? Do I care? *LOL* No way...I'm not picking out stitches when all the border pieces are on the bias...it would distort things too much so I'm going to leave it.
I really LOVE how this turned out...with the red cornerstones just ending wherever they end and running off the end of the quilt without turning the corners. You can see some of the weird junk I used....this border uses 2"X5" pieces so it was perfect for eliminating lots of short strips from my bin.
Braids are not "chain piecing" friendly unless you are working on several lengths of them at one time....and I was cutting all my border pieces from the same braid. This gave me the opportunity to piece more 1.5" squares for my leader/ender trees blocks.
I'm headed to work in a bit. I have a busy massage client day, and tonight is guild meeting. Cabin Fever is coming with me, both for show and tell, and to work on the binding during the meeting! Have a great day everyone!