Sunday, October 17, 2010

Benefits of stomache flu?

My busy schedule for the last 2 1/2 days was cleared by a kiddo with the stomache flu, so I was able to do quite a bit of sewing! I have to say, my kids are really good when they are sick. I hate to see them in pain and uncomfortable, but I really did enjoy having 2 whole days at home to sew!

I was able to finish my last fall quilt - table topper for my daughter-in-law.  Well...maybe not my last. I do want to make a fall quilt for the front door. I am just having trouble narrowing down my choices!  Perhaps I will make a halloween one, and a fall one....

I rounded the corners on the topper when I added the binding because the corners on her table are rounded. The embroidery floss I used to do the blanket stitching on the applique was DMC Rayon and it was HORRIBLE to stitch with. Knots, knots, knots!!!

I was also able to finish my first block for the Raggedy and Friends BOM.  I did not add the black sashing strips because I am not sure I will use the same sashing as the pattern calls for.  I need to finish a few more blocks before I choose.  My dinning room colors are red, white, blue and black...but I don't know if I want a solid black or a print.  I hope to get block 2 pieced today. Then I will take it to co-op to do the embroidery...if I can wait that long! :-)
And last for today is my Dear Jane block A3.  I appliqued the lighter green fabrics to avoid sewing the curves. Perhaps I will get a couple more blocks laid out today. I would get more of them done if I had everything together in my sewing caddy and ready for me when I have sitting time.


  1. Thanks for the tidbit on the DMC Rayon - sounds like it's 'knot' for me! Love your work!!


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