Friday, February 26, 2010

Day Off and Working on Quilts



On Friday I took a personal day to stay home, get some chores done and work on quilts. I got the borders on the baby girl quilt for a new girl arriving in May (not mine!) If A hadn't been coming today to quilt some baby quilts, I would've put it on the frame. But the top is ready, the back is cut, and the binding is made. It will be a quick finish in a couple of weeks from now.
I cut out lots of 5.5 in. +squares for a D9P which my sister and I are making for a young family member. Some of them are on my design board above. The design looks kind of rough, but it is another collaboration quilt, so it will all come together. We are each making eight 15" 9-patches, which we will then split, arrange and choose the border and backing for together. I imagine I will then quilt it. I am looking forward to visiting my sister later in the spring so we can finish up the top.
A had a fun day learning how to use the longarm quilting machine, getting two baby quilts quilted and sewing on binding. I had fun playing with Baby G. We had chicken salad sandwiches for lunch, and a crockpot dinner of pork chops, potatoes, carrots, onions and mushrooms, along with salad and applesauce. I'm tired, but it was a wonderful day.
Today drh missed seeing A&M&Baby G, since he went snowmobiling: here he is trying on the gear. I took a couple of cute videos on my camera for him to see when he gets home. Hope the rest of your weekend is great!