Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday Update.....

The first thing Mom mentioned when I talked with her the other day was that the top of the header picture has two X's rather than an X and O! Good thing that was not the final setting... I do really need to start hand quilting my rows for that quilt sometime soon.

We woke up this morning with a boy on the couch with a sore throat and a fever. There goes my gym workout and running errands for the day. While he was snuggling up against me on the couch I did manage to finish the binding on this Springtime Fun quilt.

I did not have enough of the green butterfly print for the whole thing so there are 20 inches of purple, yellow and then purple again on the length of the back with the yellow triangle in the corner for the label. It will get filled out after a spin through the washer and dryer.

I also cut some 2.5 and 2 inch strips from some greens in preparation to make some churn dash blocks and to prep some hexagons.

I think I'll also be making some crossroads blocks with green and cream to clear out some of the green pile this month. I'm planning to use those 2.5 inch strips to make some 12 inch blocks.  I've been wanting to make a quilt with this pattern for a while and what better way to make a quilt than to use up a bunch of scraps?

No Mom, I have not forgotten my graduation quilt deadline. I sewed the Kaleidoscope into rows yesterday morning and plan to sew the rows into a top this evening.

I'll need to pick up some backing fabric so I can get this one prepped for quilting on Saturday. Unfortunately I found one I liked on Saturday at the Lady Lake Joanns but they don't have it at the Ocala store I go to. I've gone there twice this week hoping they would get other backings in. Depending on how things shake out this weekend I might just get some at my LQS which is near Emily's school.

I think the chicken has defrosted in the bowl of water in the microwave so it is time to make dinner. I'm thinking lime chicken with capers... since the last lemon got used a few days ago but I have a couple of limes in the crisper. Some risotto and a veggie steamed in the microwave and I'll call it a meal. The kids are watching Despicable Me so that should keep them occupied until Greg gets home. They had a turn in the pool this afternoon - but Aidan wanted out after 20 minutes. You know he is not feeling well if he asks to get out of the pool before everyone else. Hopefully he is better tomorrow - they both have dentist appointments in the morning =). I have a 'Mommy Tea' at Emily's school on Friday. They have been working on something for us all week but as Emily says 'I can't tell you what we did at school today Mom, it's a surprise!'.


Quilter Kathy said...

I love Despicable me!
I didn't notice the extra X's... good eyes on your Mom!

Sheila said...

I missed that extra X. Had to look twice.
Love that triangle quilt!
I bought a second thimble then I "thought" I lost mine. Then I found it. But I'm glad I have an extra : )

canuckquilter said...

Yay! for the pretty finish and for good progress on the kaleidoscope. I hope Aidan feels better soon.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

So sorry that Aiden doesn't feel well ... hope today finds him feeling better.

I can't wait to see your Crossroads ... I'd never seen that pattern before, but I like it!

Ellen said...

Busy times when you have young kids.

Your quilt turned out great!

Moneik said...

Such fun times with the kids. I hate when mine are sick, but when they stay home, they are up and running around. I swear they just know how to get me to stay home with them. Backing is my least favorite part of the quilt process, either buying or making it takes so much time and money, yet no one sees it that much. I do however always put something nice on it, because once I bought a really cheap backing (broadcloth), mixed with a top of nice LQS fabrics and the quilt looks like crap. They didn't shrink the same or wear the same. I'll share the backing I "made" this week for my Americana quilt later this week. I was about 4" short on one corner to use a scrap for backing, so I improvised. Looking forward to hearing about the tea. Such fun for little people to keep secrets.