Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday in red

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.


scraphappy said...

Just 11 more days for us. Not that we are counting either of course. 3 more days for me unit teachers go back. Love the orange peels in red -- apple peels?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

As long as you were productive, it's all good, right? And maybe you'll get it pinned this evening.

I spent the day at DD's (been up since 4:30) watching the 3 littlest Ts while T#1 swam at the All-Star competition. After a shaky start (grumbly kiddos + headachey Nana = not a great morning), everyone settled down into better moods and it was a great day. I'd like to go do a little sewing, but that headache is trying to come back and I'm pretty tired.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Must have been a grandma's day - we had two of our grandkids all day! That means I got nothing done but I had a great time.

You had a productive day. It's hard to believe that it is time for school soon. Hope you got some pinning done tonight. ~Jeanne

Julie in GA said...

Love your "cherry" peels. I am thinking about doing small applique blocks like that for next year's RSC.

Angie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all the "peels" together! BTW, you inspired me to purchase Remembering Adelia. Of course, that doesn't mean I'll start any of those quilts any time soon!

Sheila said...

I had two of my grandsons all day : )
Love your red apple peels. And midget block. Looking forward to seeing all these wonderful, colorful blocks come together.

Sarah said...

Nice peels and so tiny!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous, as usual. You make me want to do some small applique project!