Sunday, October 15, 2006

And Sew Again...












Believe it or not, the background fabric is all the same on my leaf blocks, but the only picture that actually comes close to the color is the light one in the previous post. Must be my camera needs recharging -- at least I hope that's the problem!

Today I finished making the leaf blocks for the Hour a Day quilt. I also finished the binding on Briana's quilt and it has been washed and dried. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow after the camera recharges. And...I washed and dried Shakespeare in the Park and sewed its label on in readiness for the quilt show next week.

I like this Hour a Day concept. I sewed for a couple hours on the leaf blocks today, but then worked on Briana's quilt (probably not a full hour), and maybe 20 minutes sewing on the label on the SP quilt. It's nice having 2 or 3 different projects going at once, different types of projects (piecing, applique, binding, label, etc), and in different stages of completion. Now that Briana's quilt is done, I'll start working more diligently on the applique project for a Christmas gift, while still piecing Leaf Season, and next week I'll be starting my hand quilting class, so I'll try to spend time each day on each project -- after the quilt show is over next Saturday, of course! I need to take my quilts in on Thursday, and I'll be working in the Boutique on Friday and helping out on Saturday and picking up the quilts after the show is over at 2pm. Plus we have regular guild tomorrow night to take care of last minute stuff. Looks like it's going to be a busy week!

Gratitudes:
1. JR is better today (after having to take him to the vet yesterday -- one of his vertebrae looks a bit inflamed, so he's on anti-inflammatories.)
2. Nice fire in the fireplace this morning -- it's rather cool here lately.
3. Sewing time this afternoon.
4. Neil Diamond, Anne Murray, Tim McGraw on the cd player today.

5 comments :

Mary said...

I also like to have several projects at different stages - sometimes I feel like piecing, sometimes like quilt, other times I just want to sit and stitch a binding down.

quiltpixie said...

I too can't seem to have only one project on the go, but I am very careful not to have too many -- I generate UFO's way to easily that way as the project just stalls when I reach a stage I find "icky" and I don't get around to "pushing through" it...

Libby said...

More than one project is a way of life for me. When I first began quilting I made myself complete a quilt before moving on to the next. That didn't last long *s*

Screen Door said...

Your Gratitues sound like paradise--- I'll have that one day...
Melanie

JudyL said...

Those backgrounds surely do look different. I have the same problem with my camera.

Love your leaves and glad to hear that the sewing for an hour a day concept is helpful for you.

Judy L.