It has been a productive Saturday but not doing what I was planning. Sometimes.... you just are not in the mood for FM quilting. I did take off the border that had a seam on the front side and fix it on the purple pineapple quilt. I also pieced together two leftover batting's to make a batting for the quilt and pressed and made a backing for it. Everything is rolled onto the boards and ready to get pinned for quilting. Who knows, maybe I'll try and pin it later tonight.
The kids were dropped to Grandma early this morning for the day so I decided it was time to go through their drawers and closets and pull the clothing that doesn't fit anymore. Aidan had a partial basket of things taken out but he is pretty well stocked with clothes for school that will fit. Emily on the other hand had a clothes basket overflowing with things that just don't fit anymore. She is in need of a little shopping trip to fill in a few things.
I did manage to fix the tension on my machine this morning and clean it up a bit. I also made a paper pieced midget block for Tuesday and hand appliqued a grandmothers choice block - last week's Fair Play blocks. I decided to hand applique the arc onto the 4.5 inch square and then sewed them together.
Now to go back and do the previous week and this week's and I'll have all the blocks done in that sew along!
I had guessed the wrong color for last month and went ahead and cut out 24 cherry peels in red and maroon. Since I know I am making X and O's out of sets of four - I planned them so the maroons will go together and the reds will go together. I only have seven done so far but these are great for waiting for the kids at swim class or in the school line. 16 more days until school starts.... not that I am counting!
Head on over to SoScrappy and see what other red projects are being worked on this weekend.