Then I laid out the snowflake backing and cut that to size. The cats decided to have a wrestling match on the quilt at that point. Peanut and Ollie. That lead to some pressing of the backing and the top again. I was able to distract them and laid it all out with the batting I had cut last night. I'm happy to say this one is now pinned and draped over the cutting board. I hope to get it quilted with some wavy lines this evening.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
I do like 3 day weekends.... even if they were a 4 day weekend for me with a call in sick Friday.
Today was baking day - I made bagels this morning. I really did make 8 - Greg and I both had one for lunch. The first time I used regular flour and this time I used bread flour. I'll be making sure I have bread flour in the house from not on. So much better! I prepped these orange hexagons in the waiting times. All set for stitching in the car line this week. I had some extra cream backing that fit the smaller hexagon..... and figured maybe I'll quilt or embroider a pumpkin or something in there? We will see when I pull those to be worked on.
Next was a trip to Sams and Publix to pick up lunch meats and the things on my list that were not seen last week when Greg went to Sams- butter, chicken stock, Potstickers, salsa and I have been craving a roaster chicken so I got one for dinner tomorrow night. Tonight will be meatloaf. I still need to make a zucchini cake and pin a quilt for machine quilting. Plenty of time. Not sure the garden will get tilled tonight when it cools down a bit, but there is always tomorrow. Thankfully I am feeling loads better today.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Linking up with the Slow Sunday stitchers.
I know Sunday's are when we slow down but..... last Sunday the kids and I went to Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum up the road from us. This is the posted speed limit!
There were two big buildings packed full of various things. The first building had all the drag racing cars with trophies and information on each car and how the engines progressed over the years. When Greg and Aidan went a few years ago, Don was actually walking around and they were able to chat with him. The other half of that building were various race cars over the years and some old classic cars.
The second building was mainly classic cars in mint condition with the old gas pumps, bikes, cameras through the years and I did see 2 sewing machines but they were in a blocked off room.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
I have yet to dig into the small orange pile this month. I know my orange is limited and I think I do have a few in a scrap bucket somewhere that I need to find. I knew this area was low so I added a few FQ's from a shopping trip earlier this year.
I did make an order from Connecting Threads this week for some backing fabrics with their 15% off sale. It arrived 3 days later! I loved the snowflake in grey - perfect backing for hoarfrost and I think I'll use it for my nine patch OMG this month. I should have written down my thinking as I planned 4 quilt backs out of this! The polka dot was fun and cute and I 'think' I planned that for a few smaller ones. I'll have to search for my hand quilting batting to prep the next quilt. I know the OMG will use my warm and natural and be machine quilted but if I am in prep mode I might as well prep a hand quilting one as well.
|Hoarfrost quilt pattern by Canuckquilter|
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Saturday for the RSC where we will find out Septembers color for the challenge.