Are you getting to watch any of the Olympics? I have missed the past few days, but what I have seen is really unbelievable. The training that they have to go through and the diet alone would absolutely do me in, especially the diet! Ha!
I did bring to mind what if there were ”sewing” Olympiad, what events would we do? At Houston Quilt Festival they have a team competition called the “Iron Quilter” and the winner receives a “Golden Iron”. We could earn a “Golden Foot Pedal”. I think it would be a fun anyway!
What did you get to work on over the weekend? I had the opportunity to teach beginning quilting to three people at the retreat house. One of ladies had outside commitments and really didn’t get to take advantage of the entire class but we all still did have a great time and they learned a lot.
I had a little time to sew on a few of my projects here and there. Before the retreat I cut out my Red Crinoline Quilts, Heritage Stars quilt and even made one block, so I would have my bearings later.
Thursday night I got to work on 4 sets of my little bow ties and then on Friday I got to work on my Ohio stars, there are 25 in the quilt. I happen to finish the stars up late Friday night and then sew up the half squares on Saturday, and assemble the quilt. I do love a finish and it turned out very nicely. I can’t wait to get it quilted and hung over at the retreat house!
Saturday evening and some of Sunday I was back working on my precious little bow ties. Three more sets (18 in a set) done. Lecia, I finished making your bag of ties! Wahoo! Out of 1512 bow ties, I have only 540 more to make, two and one half bags left.
This afternoon, I received a package with three little quilts in them. They are ones that Pat Meeks quilted for me using the little stippling. They look so cute.
The two log cabins are ones that I did in 2010 and just didn’t have them quilted. The small one is from a Jo’s group and the larger one is from Pam Buda’s Prairie Women Sewing Circle. Now to get the binding on!
Last but not least is this little one, it is a Kim Diehl pattern done in Red Crinoline fabrics by Marcus Fabrics. It turned out very cute too. Thank you, Pat I can’t wait to get all the binding on and really have them done!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,