Isn't it great when you weekend plans to accomplish things actually come to fruition? It happens rarely enough that it's like a special event when it does happen. Aside from the embarrassing performance by the Eagles, that was my weekend. Actually, because the game was so bad I ended up with a couple of extra hours because I couldn't bear to watch the whole thing.
My primary goal for the weekend was to get my Initiative challenge quilt quilted and bound. I got it quilted, blocked, trimmed and the binding sewn to the front. All I have left to complete by Friday is the hand sewing, label and hanging sleeve. Binding was a close call. This little piece of fabric is all I have left of the background and binding fabric. It was my lucky day!
Do you remember a few weeks ago when I made some of the 3 Creative Studios BOM blocks blending hand dyed and commercially printed fabrics? Well, I finally finished the project by making them into a set of 4 placemats.
If I get my act together and edit all of the photos, there will be a tutorial for the 3 Creative Studios project page soon. These were very easy and quick to make. I got them done during the second half and overtime of the Cardinals game today.
What are new placemats without matching napkins? I was going to make napkins from the print fabric but my friend Cindy, the estate sale Queen, brought me some napkins from some estate sales so I dyed a set to match the placemats.
What else did I do? I dyed a flannel quilt back, 11 yards of fabric and made 2 batches of soap. I had plenty of time because it was too darned cold to go outside!
I hope you had a great weekend too. Now I need to settle in to do some hand stitching.