Monday, July 18, 2011

Sanity sewing...

To keep my sanity today I decided I needed to sew. The kids cooperated (for once today!) and actually napped and are still sleeping. No nap yesterday as we went to the family's camp on the lake for the day and had a reunion. I turned off their AC's last night when I went to bed... and they both were awake at 5:30 this morning. Crankiness was the order for the morning.

I decided to put blue borders onto the 'patriotic' wall hanging. Of course... not enough of the blue used in the quilt but I found something similar and it will work.

Then..... I just needed something easy.... so I pulled out one of the booth hop blocks from VQF. I knew the one sent to me later was a little shy of the yellow with blueberry fabric so I grabbed a different kit - Star Burst. This one had lots of leftovers and I was able to use some leftover yellow with blueberry fabric to complete 2 blocks this afternoon. 2 of 12 are done! Very pretty fabrics. I'd like to get all 12 done in the next 2 weeks and then I need to call the store in Northfield, VT who had a pretty finishing kit with greens and the dark blue for the outer border. If she doesn't have the kits... I did find the fabric line - Wild Rose II and can come up with my own setting to finish the quilt. I do have something in mind... but I'll wait and see which way to go with it once the blocks are done. If the kits are gone it was 'meant to be' for me to finish it how I picture it in my mind.

As I don't have a leaders and enders going right now... I have in my mind something with 9 patch blocks so these two got done as the leader ender along with this pretty 4 patch and these extra HST's from one of the blocks.

Not bad for a couple hours of sewing and I am much more relaxed.

Hope you all had a happy sewing Monday.


  1. Congratulations to your sewing results in all ways! The Patriotic Quilt looks great! (My two kids are very early birds, too! Umph!)

  2. Your patriotic wallhanging turned out perfectly!
    It's amazing how a little sewing can be so relaxing, eh?

  3. I like your wallhanging. Did you mean it to look like fireworks? If so, good job, if not, nice coincidence for a July/Patriotic quilt.

  4. Your wallhanging looks great! Gald you were able to get some sewing time.

  5. Love the wall hanging, the blue border was just the right touch.