Sunday, October 1, 2006

A very busy weekend

It was a very busy quilty weekend - just like I thought it would be.

Friday night I refolded and straightened all the fabrics for the medallion. I also finished piecing the four cornerstone blocks - Ohio Stars - for the next border. The rest of the evening was spent packing for Saturday.

There were six of us who showed up for Quilt Pink day. Cleo - who organized the whole thing - was dressed in pink and had pink decorations all over her white car. We had pink lemonade and strawberry cupcakes with white frosting and pink sprinkles - plus chips and sub sandwiches the were NOT pink. We worked steadily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 when we packed up. I got my top together except for the last border. The other five got all the other donated blocks together into a quilt top through the first border. I almost got my back all pieced, and the back was started for the other one. We made a baby quilt with the 12 remaining blocks, enlarging it by adding several borders. We worked hard but had a very enjoyable time sewing together. (Blogger is being stubborn and refusing to upload any more pictures. I'll have to post the others in the morning.)

Today I slept in until almost 9:00 a.m. - unheard of for me! I guess I was really tired. Turned out I was lazy all day - never did get dressed. I love pajamas that double as casual around the house wear! In the morning I finished the borders on the two large Quilt Pink tops, and finished constructing the backing for both quilts. I'm not sure how I ended up with both of them. Seemed like no one else was volunteering to take them home so I found myself saying I would. Finally finished with both tops and both backs around 2:00 this afternoon. Then I stitched the last border onto the Northwest Medical Teams quilt top. As soon as my co-chair brings me more border fabric I can lengthen the last two borders and get it ready to go on the longarm. She was supposed to bring it yesterday but was feeling very lousy from bronchitis and forgot. I'm amazed she got there at all.

This evening I made the binding for Broken Dishes and machine stitched it onto the quilt. I got it all trimmed and have started handstitching the binding to the back. I want it all finished by Thursday so I can take it to guild for show and tell.

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Gratitudes:

1. A very satisfactory quilty weekend
2. The walking foot on my Pfaff
3. A patient, loving husband
4. Birthday shopping for Rick is finished!
5. The fellowship of quilters

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7 comments:

Silverthimble said...

You have been very busy this weekend! It sounds like Quilt Pink was a success!

Cynthia said...

what a busy weekend you had. I would love to have a weekend to spend just sewing and not have to do anything else.

Carol said...

What a wonderful weekend! Pajamas all day is one of my very favorite things in the whole world. Don't get to do it very often but when I do it is a real treat.

quiltpixie said...

what a busy busy weekend -- but so very fun and relaxing it sounds. I often wear sweats and a t-shirt as pj's so I can not get dressed when I'm having one of those relaxing days.... Sounds like a great time was had by all.

Angie said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me!! :)

Juliann in WA said...

WOW! I am tired just reading the recounting of you weekend - great work
Juliann

Linda_J said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time sewing and visiting with your friends, Patti. Pretty top as a result too!!