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.
|Back - outlined all the cubes with the walking foot|
|close up of back quilting.|
|Binding on and ready to hand stitch down.|
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!