Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekend Work

Three day weekends are wonderful and productive!  Yard work was on my agenda for Memorial Day--Mother Nature had rain on her agenda, I adjusted my plans and finally finished the piecing of the HST (Half square triangle)  patriotic red, white and blue quilt.  With this finish, my mojo was charged and this weekend, I added the borders to the quilt.  Let's not talk about the length of time I have had the border fabric in my stash.   With this accomplishment and to get the flimsy ready for the long arm quilter, I sewed the backing fabric together.  This week she's off to the long arm quilter.

Feeling good about my progress and having time on a Saturday afternoon--I put the petal to the metal on the old sewing machine and the tumbler pieces of this wall hanging also became a flimsy.  This was my first time using the tumbler tool and it is a hit!  (Let's not talk about the length of time these pieces have sitting on my quilt board.

While I was dashing through my fabric stash looking for backing fabric for the flag wall hanging, I found another PhD (project half done).  This is the French Braid quilt using the binding tool.  July Fourth is on Friday this year--another three day weekend and a great time to get this flimsy stitched.

Dying to Stitch will soon be shipping kit #3 of The Colonial Gathering Club.  (Drop by Paulette's blog at Plum Street Samplers for a glimpse).  I had hoped to have Harry Tyler's Lion stitched before it arrived but. . . 

Mojo  I love you!  Please hang around for a long, long time!


  1. I love your HST quilt! And I've been wanting to make one of those tumbler flags. I need to add it to my list! :0)

  2. I love all your quilt projects. They will be very decorative around the 4th.

  3. who cares how long fabric has been maturing in the stash? you got just what you need to get your quilt ready and finished .. and that's what counts xx

  4. Good for you for tackling those PHD's. Love all your quilts! The lion looks great too. You might finish him before Paulette's project arrives!

  5. Those quilt projects are beautiful - I especially love the fabric on the French braid. We'll be in your glorious mountains over the week of the 4th again this year so I hope to be getting a lot of stitching and relaxing done. May the magic mojo be with you ! Mel

  6. Your quilting projects are great. It always feels good to have accomplished something worthwhile.