Friday, September 01, 2006

Good progress today

This is the eighth completed block for granddaughter's quilt. The name of the pattern is Sunny Days from the book, "Curl Up Quilts" by Piece O'Cake. The quilt in the book was done in yellows -- and I love the yellows, but decided I'd better do Briana's in pinks!

I also did the block for my latest BOM from the lqs. And I went back and added the block borders for the 3 previous blocks -- I had left them off until I decided what I was going to do. So I'm caught up on that project.

Had planned on starting the piecing from Briana's quilt, but was thinking about the ufo's I have and decided now that my HQ is a bit more stable, I might as well get another ready to quilt. I pulled the completed Buck a Block BOM from the other lqs, stitched a backing from bleached muslin that I had in stash, cut the batting and pinned the whole shebang to the HQ; wound another bobbin, chose a nylon thread for the top -- too much white, green and red and didn't like the looks of those colors, so clear nylon it is; cleaned the machine and rethreaded and it's ready to go. (The picture is back in July of my blog -- but I don't know how to make that a link without linking to the whole July archive!)

Anyway -- nice productive sewing day. Tomorrow I'll do some piecing on Briana's quilt. And maybe some quilting on the Buck a Block.

Gratitudes:
1. Old friends stopped by last night - they live in NC, but are visiting their son. It was a great visit and good food at the 5th Alarm.
2. A peaceful and pieceful day.
3. Turning the calendars to a new month and a new start.
4. No plans for the weekend -- I love free weekends!

5 comments :

Screen Door said...

I've been enjoying your applique blocks. Every day I look forward to seeing another. They are giving me great ideas for postcards.

Have fun this weekend.
Melanie

Shelina said...

This is a pretty block. Hope you have a great weekend sewing.

quiltpixie said...

It'll feel good to get another UFO out of the pile...

Hedgehog said...

I've been looking at a Piece of Cake book online - do they have good applique instructions for a beginner?

Gail said...

I love the applique you are working on- and the fabrics are so much fun! can't wait to see the whole thing assembled.