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!