Quiltathon Day 2 – October 5, 2012

I’m off to a late start — just headed into the sewing room around noon.  I got caught up sitting and knitting a bit.  Then there was a new book I started that I wanted to read just a few pages of while sipping my coffee.  Well more than a few.  Then decided I really needed to make a fast trip to the grocery store so all the chores are done.

I pulled out the  Flitterin’ top that was the free birthday pattern I put up on the blog and took the quick way of layering it – basting spray.  It works so well for those little wallhangings.  I use 505 Spray and Fix – no odors and doesn’t gum up the machine needle.  All the other brands I’ve tried, despite their claim not to gum things up, have so I stick (no pun intended) to the 505.

  Here it is all ready to go.  Now to pull out the other sewing machine and choose some thread and figure out how I want to quilt this one.  The goal for today is to finish this off, get the binding made and attached so I can hand stitch down the back this weekend some time and then who knows.  There’s  a dog block I want to make into a little wallhanging,  or maybe layer another little project to quilt…. will have to wait and see what happens.  I’ll update this post later today with what I accomplished.

See what Judy and others are quilting on today.



4:15 p.m. update — the butterfly is quilted, the binding is made, it’s attached and pinnned to the back so now I just have to hand stitch it down.  That may wait a while because heck – I’ve got Socktoberfest knitting to do in the evenings not binding sewing — at least for this month. LOL

This afternoon has gone by very slowly it seems — but I think its because I never had lunch and was getting hungry and every time I’d look at the clock I’d think – isn’t it time to make dinner yet.  Then I finally decided no reason I couldn’t have dinner at 4 p.m. 🙂  but I didn’t but it will be earlier than normal for me.    But there’s acorn squash baking in the oven and there will be smoked pork chops and fresh asparagus and a crusty french dinner roll.  Yummmm.. I am hungry.       Well a bit of a tidy to do in the sewing room so I don’t have to do it tomorrow a.m., and then off to knit till dinner is done.



5 comments on “Quiltathon Day 2 – October 5, 2012

  1. You are a very busy lady.  Today I checked and the Life saver quilt block swatch is filled.  I waited too long.  I am on our quilting guild community projects committee and showed the pattern to my co chair and she like the pattern too.  We are making quilts this year for the Little Brothers and Little Sisters of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.  Is there a way to get the pattern with out doing the swap?  Thank you.  Ladonna Marshall


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