Saturday, July 23, 2016

Weekend......

I got a much needed break from kids and had a nice quiet house to relax in today. You know how to relax, right? Sewing of course! I know, I know...the house is really dusty and needs cleaning badly.... but that will come next. After dropping the kids to Grandma (they had to be 'good' while up in Vermont for 11 days and boy did they let the other stuff out the last two days! Try concentrating on the computer working with that in the house =(. ) I was so happy for peace and quiet. Thankfully my splitting headache all day yesterday went away overnight so I was able to enjoy my 'day off'. 

After uncovering the sewing area (yup - things got thrown in there before vacation and somehow a ladder and a box of paper towels and moving padding got added to the mix while I was gone).... I pulled out my Goodnight Irene top and my walking foot and got to work. It took me 2.5 hours..... I outlined all the cubes and am calling it quilted. Next I grabbed some fabric and made my scrappy binding and attached it to my quilt. I think I am calling this one 'Floating Cubes' for lack of a better name. My slow stitching this weekend will be to hand stitch the binding down in the back and the triangle label area I remembered to put on as I was sewing the last corner. I had some oops muslin squares I had cut about 11 inches and folded that in half and sewed it in the corner while putting the binding on. Just need to sew the long side and write on the label. I made the 16 patches last year with the RSC Challenge and made the alternate X blocks and the borders last month and got it to a top stage. It will be so nice to have a Finish soon.

Floating Cubes

Back - outlined all the cubes with the walking foot

close up of back quilting.

Binding on and ready to hand stitch down.
I saw this shirt in Stowe Vermont - it is one of the Life is Good shirts, which I love. This saying was perfect. Kicking myself for not buying it... but then again... it could be found online here.


While up in Vermont I did manage to add the pink dot fabric to the trip around the world quilt. It is about 46 inches at this point. Time to mark the hot pink for the next round.



Linking up this weekend with the RSC Challenge on Saturday, Slow Stitching Sunday and Oh Scrap.

Since I am feeling much better now that I have played with fabric and my sewing machine (oh how I missed you the last 2 weeks!) I think I'll go clean the house before everyone descends on me. It might actually stay clean for an hour or so that way!




19 comments:

  1. I love those floating cubes, Deb. I've often seen that pattern, but never with single colour cubes. It looks totally different this way to the totally uncontrolled scrappy look which I've seen before.

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  2. Your cubes look perfect, and I've been admiring that Trips quilt for months! I hope you get some feet-up time for stitching that binding - take it slow! 8)

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  3. That pattern, Goodnight Irene from MSQC, is on my to-do list. I love how you did yours to fit in with the RSC. Gorgeous quilt!

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  4. Congrats! on a FREE day and SEW much progress!!!

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  5. I love, love, LOVE your floating cubes quilt! The binding choice, too!

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  6. Love that floating cubes top and how pretty the trip around the world is with the pink addition! :)

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  7. All of the slow stitches need that t-shirt! Have fun stitching the binding down on your cubes quilt today. Sometimes we all need a day to ourselves. Wonderful, colourful projects!!!!

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  8. Floating Cubes is very pretty. Enjoy stitching the binding. I love how your trip around the world is growing. It is so pretty.

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  9. I love Floating Cubes - it is so bright and cheery! Really like that Life Is Good Shirt - love that brand. They have gotten away from smaller designs on the front so I haven't bought any in the last year :( Glad you are home and settled in. ~Jeanne

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  10. oh VT. Love VT. We used to go to Stowe every Fall... so inspiring. LeeAnna

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  11. SO exciting that this wonderful project is almost a finished quilt!
    I remember when you were sewing the 16 RSC patches!
    Love the tshirt!
    ENjoy your slow stitching!

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  12. Your Floating Cubes quilt is beautiful! Perfect for all the colors of the rainbow! Nice finish!

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  13. I love your Floating Cubes! Well done.

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  14. Great finish. The scrappy binding was a perfect choice. Now put your feet up and enjoy sewing that binding. I say housework can wait. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  15. Lovely finish! I agree, time to rest and sew! I love the backing on the quilt! Awesome! Blessings!

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  16. Love the shirt! Good job on getting your GNI quilted. I've got mine quilted and just need to find a binding and get it on before the fair in 2 weeks.

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  17. Hmmm, maybe a GNI will be next on my list. It would be someone to go together fairly quickly and easily, I'd think ... without sacrificing a stunning look. Time to head to Pinterest for some inspiration. Ha!

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  18. It looks like you have a very productive child-free time! I love your TATW :)

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