I had another weekend with the pleasure of spending lots of time quilting and stitching and lots of first-time projects for me.
I started and finished my first doll quilt. All of the fabric came from my stash. It is the first project I machine quilted and the first time I've made french fold binding with strips only 1 3/4 inch wide. Wow! Talk about skinny binding. I'm going to save photos until my swap partner receives it.
I've seen many bloggers who are working on one of Leanne Beasley's projects and couldn't wait any longer to make one for myself. I took out my scraps from my Wicked Girlie quilt I made a couple weeks ago and made a block from her Romancing the Road Trip block. My first for this project was I traced one of the postcard patterns onto paper and then traced the project onto the fabric using my light box. It was also a first because I used interfacing behind the muslin. I haven't decided what I'm going to stitch in the second muslin block.
Does anyone have a pattern for making a 15 inch pillow cover? I think that's what I want to make with this block.
Another first was I decided to make a series of small quilts with the Bobby Socks alphabet blocks instead of waiting 2 years to make a bed-sized quilt. I put the first four blocks together today with burgundy sashing strips. I think this little quilt needs something else, but I'm not sure what. Any suggestions?
Short work week this week. We have to work Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday we're off for the holiday. Thursday we have to work. Friday we are taking off for our wedding anniversary. I'm taking DH golfing and, of course, we will stop at a new to me quilt shop. We are spending the weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, NH. The hotel is the right field part of the minor league baseball park. We will have a room with a view. On Saturday I get to pick up my Pink Finity quilt from my long arm quilter and I'll be dropping off my Wicked Girlie quilt for her to quilt.
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!