I needed to be at my son’s house for 4 days last week. Four days with no sewing machine and just me and my granddog for a good part of one of the days? Nope, not happening. I packed up my trusty Featherweight and kitted up a couple of projects to take along with me —– my log cabin quilt for machine sewing time and a hand stitching project for evenings watching tv.
My bff and I have been working on the Farmer’s Wife blocks so there was that possibility but she had asked to take a break from them. We have been choosing 3 blocks each every couple weeks or so and working on them. When we were both finished with that set of six, we would pick out next group. And Sharon, I counted, we have finished 48 blocks so we are almost at the half way point so let me know when you want to start again. We are in the home stretch …… well almost.
Since I don’t want to get ahead of her, I needed to pick another hand sewing project to bring along. I had seen a tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company a few weeks back. I ordered the templates and had any number of charm packs to choose from for the project so I looked through them and made my choice. Click here if you want to check out the tutorial.
I set up my little Emma (my Featherweight’s name) on the dining room table and I enjoyed my self-retreat. I now have three rows of blocks made for the log cabin quilt.
I used a Winter Song charm pack by Moda for the hexagons along with some red and green fabrics for the backs. I have had that charm pack in my collection for quite some time and it needed to be made into something so I can enjoy it more than just looking at it whenever I see it in my charm pack drawer. I am enjoying these and they are easy to do. I’ve got eight more ready to go now that I’m home too.
All in all, it was a good few days of sewing, spending some time with my son, my sis who now lives close to my sons and my granddog. I got to see some beautiful deer on a few of the dog walks which always thrills me. They are such beautiful creatures.
That’s what I’ve been up to lately. I’ll be working on both the log cabin quilt and the hexagon project this week. I have a deadline for having the quilt done so I will be dedicating a good deal of time to completing it over the next couple weeks. I am not sure what the hexagon’s will turn out to be. A tablerunner or tabletopper maybe? A Christmas tree skirt? Time will tell.
I’d love to hear about what you all have been doing.
Bye for now. See you soon.