8/15/16

And, on Monday,

I went back to work for some rest. 

We had a cool and rainy weekend.  Very unusual for August.  It was wonderful!  And, I took full advantage of not being able to get outside.  So, I did things inside.  Including a good bit of sewing. 

I had Friday off.  The family went to a movie.  It's been so long since we could do anything other than a quick supper because Syd works anytime Rob and I aren't working. 

And, I finished this quilt.  These are so much fun.  The backing is simple wide stripes that I folded over for a binding. 

 
 
On Saturday, I decided to finish piecing this quilt top.  I think this is my favorite one so far.  I love the yellow stars in the blue background. 
 

I got so excited that I decided to piece this little quilt top.  This one is for a guy at the office who is going to be a dad for the first time.  It's made from the leftovers of the quilt back from the first quilt above.  42"x48".  Rob and I picked up a back yesterday and I got it laundered and ironed, so this one is ready to pin baste. 


And, yesterday, I started a shirt for Rob...more about that later.  And, I put the last stitches in the binding of the DWR quilt. 
 




I'm very happy with this one.  VERY happy.  I can't wait to wash and block it.  But, first, see that pin peeking out?  That's a problem.  As I've finished the quilt, I've found little problems...broken threads, odd things.  Things that need repairing before it's finished.  And, last night, when we flipped it over, I saw a bit of a pucker.  We'll see if I try to fix that.  Because I'm thinking I might be able to live with that one. 

Everybody have a great Monday!!  It's still raining here.  And, still watching the results of what fell in Louisiana.  Who'd have ever thought of 30 inches of rain, all at once like that! 

Lane
 
 
 
 


5 comments:

Donna T said...

The DWR is beautiful! I'd live with the pucker!

Mari said...

The double wedding ring is gorgeous! It turned out just great! Sure to be loved for many years to come.

lindaroo said...

Your colorful quilts are so charming, and Oh! The DWR is gorgeous!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! What a productive weekend you had! All of your projects look fabulous... especially your DWR. LOVE that one!!

Rebecca Grace said...

Wow, Lane -- that DWR is magnificent! I know what you mean about those little odd fixes at the end. At least you are finding and fixing them now. I actually gave away a baby quilt with minky backing and satin binding edges once and when they washed it, they found a PIN that was inside the satin binding! I was horrified!!!!! Now I am vigilant like a crazy person about the pins, counting them when I pin the binding on, and counting how many I took off when I stitch it down.