Friday, February 14, 2014

Finish it Up Friday

This week has gone by so slow! I was actually starting to stress about not getting any sewing/quilting time. I didn't teach this week and only had a teachers meeting to attend. When my routine is off it seems like the whole week is off. This is also the 3 year anniversary of my mom's passing, which is always a difficult time for me. I feel more connected to her when I am sewing, so when I'm not able to, it's like I can't be with her.

I was able to pick up the binding for this friendship quilt and get it bound Wednesday night. I went with the all machine sewn binding since I just wasn't feeling it. It will make a nice wall hanging.
I cut out these diamonds for a new sample while I was waiting for Mikaela to fall asleep. She thinks she will miss me sewing, so she has a hard time sleeping. I saved the scraps for her to play with.
I pulled out this Scrappy Swoon to work on and did the ripping. I got one segment sewn back together and back into the quilt last night, so I should be able to finish it up soon. I also have the backing I need to prep and it will be ready for quilting when I get a chance.
I took the stack of leader/ender pieces and cut them up, so now they can go back together as 4 patches. This is for a Briar rose quilt.
This is the binding I used for the friendship quilt. I ended up cutting it at 2 3/8" which was where it broke apart. I had to really watch which direction I put them together and have enough for another small quilt with the diagonal going the other direction.
Mathew and Mikaela are starting to play together more and really enjoy Mathew's 4-wheeler from Grandpa Hugh and Grandma Ann. It's so fun to watch them play together and use their imaginations.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

It is funny how when part of our routines change everything else is affected too and it is hard to get back in the groove. Love how your daughter enjoys your sew time!

Shannon said...

I save my small scraps for my 3 year old daughter too! She loves to play with them.