Karen on June 7th, 2011

I don’t know about you but I tend to be in the house when it is very hot outside.  I love being outside in the summertime, but when the weather hits in the mid-90’s I tend to wilt so I spent a good part of the day sewing and reading. It has been very hot lately for this early in June – unusual to say the least.

I got a large section of the piecing done on the wedding quilt yesterday – I will be glad to start working on the border – I always look forward to the border as it really finishes the quilt.  I like the pieced fall leaves border but I just got to thinking this morning that I remember seeing in one of my books a fall type of quilt with a wandering vine along the edges.  I am going to look for that book – Big Book of Scrap Quilts? — and see what it looked like before I start any pieced blocks – you all know how much I love applique Smile and that might be just what this quilt is calling for.  I’ll let you know tomorrow what I decide.

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In the middle length the two blocks at the top and the two short rows on the bottom will be attached to the middle length before I attach to the other rows.  I haven’t gotten around to looking at the wedding photos so I’m not sure what I am doing there.  I do need to cut some fabric there today and treat it with the Bubble Jet 2000 to get it ready to print out.

Today I will work on this next section of blocks on the right side of the design wall.  I need to get the sashing in between the blocks and get the rows attached so that part well be ready.

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Besides working on this quilt yesterday I managed to finish getting the last of the red sashing around the Red & Green Quilt.  Today – I want to get the final border cut from the background fabric for that quilt – I need four pieces about 15 wide – I need to take a final measurement and figure that out for sure before I cut.  I put the red sashing on by hand and the background color will go on by hand also – that will give me something to work on when sitting in front of the tv and for Friday morning group.  I am still trying to decide on a border for that quilt.  I had thought I had it selected but now I am waffling – I like the border I had selected but I am think of a more free wandering vine with flowers and leaves here and there – the one I selected needs to be more precise and I’m not precise!

The final red sashing – I didn’t have space for a complete photo with the signature blocks on the design wall – so here is a quarter of it.

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And – wow I was busy yesterday – here is a photo of the Going In Circles quilt – I’m close to finishing up one end of the quilt before I give it another crank down – a little progress is better than none – I just can’t seem to get myself to sit still and quilt for long periods of time so this last section has taken over a week to get to this point – almost to the border on this section.  Next time I give it a crank down the whole end of the border will be in sight.

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