Circumstances kept me home alone all day for a few days, so.......
when the cat's away, the mice will play!!!
I started piecing together the blocks for Jennifer's Quilt-Along. I had the cutting already done so it was quick work to put all the white strips around the 42 charm squares.
I even got a good start on the second round of strips for this square-in-a-square design. I have a certain person in mind for this quilt and am excited at how it is working up.
Another quilt on my radar screen is the Serendipity Quilt using Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush fabrics. After sewing up the blocks, I began the fun challenge of laying it all out in a pleasing combination. I tried matching up colors at first, but liked it better when I scattered the colors across the top in a miss-match design. I even got several rows of squares set together. Oh, how I am loving this so far! This may be my new Fall Wall Quilt for the living room rod that hangs above my stairway. I like to change out the quilt there and am wanting some new ones. I wonder if I could finish it by Thanksgiving? Did I say that out loud?
We rented a movie on Saturday night. I like to keep my hands busy when I'm sitting on the couch in front of the boob tube, so the hexies came out to play. Since I have all 20 strips together, I began sewing the strips together. Oh man, this will take a while...wonder how long. I sure am glad that I chose to do a smallish table cover and not a large quilt!
I settled on a small running stitch and grey quilting weight thread to sew my hexagons together. I tried using the silk thread that was recommended at guild meeting a few months ago, but it kept shredding on me, so I gave that up. It did make a fine invisible stitch though. Hopefully, all those paper hexagons will come out without much trouble. I'm counting on it!
Did you get to sew over the weekend?