Friday was my first day of having a bit of time to play and I cleaned up my sewing area, dusted, and gave both my Pfaffie and my Brother a good cleaning, filled bobbins and changed them around so that I now am ready to do some piecing and finish quilting a few projects in the coming days.
Yesterday I decided to scrap my great intentions of finishing all my machine quilting projects before I started any new piecing. Great idea!!
Last summer I began making some maple leaf blocks - the pattern is available on the Canadian Quilts of Valour website and I have handed out a few hundred copies of this block. One quilter at the last guild meeting gave me a few that she had made. Not too sure what happened to the quilters who took the other 199 copies?
A big thank you to Marge for showing me this setting. I think it is perfect!
Yes, I know one of the blocks is switched to another direction - thought it added the Amish touch of not being quite perfect?
I also spent some time today getting out my Canada Day wall hangings, garden flag and table runner and placemats. Under my window in the stairway there is a lovely oak counter/sitting space where I like to have some seasonal displays and I realized that I need a runner for that space. Since I have been making these red and white blocks for over a year now, I took three of them and created a runner that I will hopefully get layered and quilted tomorrow.
I am getting a little more time to spend with my sewing machine as my husband becomes a little more indepedent in his recovery. He is managing to get in and out of bed on his own, walk with crutches and get his own snacks meaning I don't have to rush when beckoned. More time for me to play until I have to go outside and work in the yard.