Sunday, July 03, 2011

Lots of Sewing!

So far I have spent my Independence Day weekend sitting behind the sewing machine... getting a lot done!

I made a top for Bundles of Love.. the colors are a little odd for a baby, but hopefully someone will like the brightness of it.

This top was assembled except for the borders and has been waiting patiently for me to remember it. I finally got borders on today and am hoping to get it quilted relatively soon.

I've been making house blocks just for fun and finally realized I had enough to put into a top. Not sure where this one will be headed, but it's not quilted yet, so I have plenty of time to ponder its ultimate destination.

This quilt is for me! I give away so many quilts that it seems odd just to keep one. I made this originally for another purpose, but it wasn't the right size for that program, anyway. And I liked the colors, it goes with the couch pretty well, and it will be a nice lap quilt for me while watching TV, reading, and knitting in the colder months. Diane S. quilted it beautifully (as always) and today I got the binding and label put on, so it is totally, officially DONE. Another UFO off the list. Hooray!

I feel motivated to continue sewing, to take time for some concentrated reading, to take a walk, to write a couple of letters, to knit and/or to do any number of other things. How does one decide? I want to do them all!! It's better than being bored and depressed, isn't it!? Yes!


Kathleen said...

Hi Carol - great blog post... I used to have a big piece of the green fabric you used in the first quilt - a great fabric!!! it's gone now, though... beautiful quilts.. Happy Fourth! Kate the Quilting Professor.

Pattilou said...

Some fun quilts there, Carol! Hoping your sew, sew holiday continues!

Nancy said...

You have been busy! I really like them all, but especially the one you kept for yourself. I particularly like the narrow black inner border, which beautifully separates the blocks from the outer border.