A perfect weekend is one where I can make progress on several projects which makes this past week fantastic.
But first a giveaway!! Leslie at Marveles Art Studios is not only a wonderful artist, she's a prolific artist. Best of all she makes beautiful things with my hand dyed fabric. This collage table runner is her latest piece using a new technique of collage applique. She's got lots of detail shots of this piece on her blog and that's where you need to go to enter the giveaway. The drawing is Saturday. So go enter and then come back here.
I worked on several things this weekend. Primarily I'm finally making progress on my brown Drunkard's Path quilt.
The cleaning lady has started commenting bout this quilt still being in the middle of the living room floor (since Christmas) . When the cleaning lady complains because she can't clean a room it's probably time to get on with finishing it! I had to completely re-do the layout so I was dragging my feet on it.
Of course it's just another one of those situation where the delaying tactic take up a lot more time than the actual task. I had the layout fixed in about 2 hours and last night (before Downton Abbey) came on I got the blocks for the lower right corner together. I realized that I need to get this out of the way before I start by Big Dream symmetry quilt. I am continuing with the clean out part of preparing for the Big Dream. Hopefully I can get this top together and get my symmetry fabrics all moved upstairs in the next 3 weeks.
I also finished quilting 2 more veteran's quilts. I wanted these done quickly so I quilted them with embellished straight lines.
I quilted this one with springs on the straight lines.
On this one I quilted large almond shapes on the lines. Super fast. Both quilts were done in about 2 hours. Can I just butt in here for a minute to once again sing the praises of FloMo (Innova longarm)? I can't get over hos much better the tension is on this machine than it was on my APQS.
I need to get the next 2 quilts backs ready and one loaded today or tomorrow.
I ended the weekend in from of the TV sewing binding and watching Cora worry more about Isis than Edith. But, then Edith is such a sad sack I'd probably be the same. Edith now owns a publishing company. What the heck is she doing?
That's neither here nor there. What I do know is that I need to make an eye appointment because hand sewing is kind of annoying right now.
I am about 3/4 done with the binding and I have the label and sleeve ready to sew on next. This one will be done soon!
Don't forget to go visit Leslie and enter her drawing!