I am done for the day and can cross two quilts quilted off my July list. With time winding down for the month, I know that my goals to piece a few tops are not going to be met. Then I ask myself "have you ever gotten completed all of those?" Heck, no! Those are just a suggestion of things that could be done. It is like my husband's response when I start with the " I have to do this, have to do that......." He says "who gave you all those jobs?" Oh, yeah, it was me. That realization grounds me in a big hurry. I can un- assign some of that stuff--- just as easy. Round robins, binding and quilting have taken a chunk of time this month--a little piecing as well.
Yesterday afternoon we had several bands of wind and rain come through--enough to have to turn off the computer and the sewing machine. Long enough to have to find something else to do. My husband took a nap. I was looking at a cookbook, did some redwork and went out in the kitchen and made a Fluffernutter pie and thought about starting our dinner prep. He took one look at me and said I needed to learn how to relax. He does have a point.
After supper I was able to get back to quilting. I left off last night with one block and binding to go on Aline's string quilt ( left or above?)--easy enough to finish up that today. Of course the hand finishing is not done yet so you do not get a clear pictue on just what this one looks like.
I started the 2nd top soon after--also Aline's tops. A lot of the same colors and prints in both quilts. Easy one to quilt---lock in the blocks, the borders and mark the diagonal lines--zoom lines. I like the darker binding and the scrappy border on this one.
Tomorrow will be grocery errand day and once I get home I am going to concentrate on getting my 30's sampler backing together and backing for the revamped Medallion quilt I shared with you this past week. There is some binding to cut and press as well.
AND I should come to some conclusion about what block we will do for our BOM this month. I've got some things pulled and in a notebook for us. I'm thinking a simple sail boat but I am sure that my decision has been influenced by the sailing themed blocks on the perpetual calendar that sits atop my computer, LOL.
Hope you all are having a good weekend out there in bloggerland.