I feel like I have accomplished something today. I started off the day with a meeting and was home before noon!! I decided to spend the afternoon in my sewing room, and I managed to get one of the Senior Quilts put together.
We have a total of 5 graduates this year at church, and I am only obligated to make one top. I currently have 3 completed tops in my car to take back to church. The ladies have been busy getting these ready. When I left off on Saturday, I had 5 rows sewn together I think. The rest of the 8.5″ blocks got put together and the whole thing has been pressed and is “ready to delivery”. I had to print out some more pictures of the church on fabric and get them stitched onto blocks for the quilt I was working on and one other.
We will start signing them at church this weekend! The other 2 tops should be done very soon. Once the congregation has had a chance to sign and write messages of hope and faith and love, then we will get together and tie them and send them home with a quilter for binding. Perhaps I should think about what binding I will be doing and get that ready tomorrow!! Then I will know it is “DONE”. At some point I will try to get a photo of the one I did, along with all the rest!
I also finished an apron that I started last week. It is made from twill, which is a sturdier fabric than quilters cotton. One of my daughters home schools, and she “wears an apron” all day, and asked for a replacement. She also asked for something that was a busy print, so splashes and spots were not terribly noticeable. I added an extra pocket to the apron, and made the pockets a little more substantial than called for in the pattern. I did that by just cutting an extra “piece and stitching and turning the pocket”. I’ve made this pattern twice before, for a little girl and her dolly…..but it has been a few years. I plan to put this one in the mail tomorrow, and await feedback on the length, and the overall sizing. I was asked to size it “generously” so that less splatters landed on the clothing of the wearer. I tried it on and found it to be satisfactory, but I will wait to hear that feedback before cutting out the fabric I have for the 2nd one.
Meanwhile, I have a garden apron to make for a “raffle basket” donation. I need to have it done in the next couple of days.
It is nice to get a few things checked off my to do list.
Oh, by the way, my quilters math yesterday was correct and I have 10 EXTRA half square scrappy triangles. Thanks Carole!