sewing and sewing some more

Getting some production done this weekend. I ran out of sashing fabric for the last vertical row of the t-shirt quilt so am waiting for my order to come in early next week. Yesterday I added one long side border the half that is done, joined rows 4 and 5 and squeezed on one more sashing strip from the border cut away fabric.

What to do, what to do? Since yesterday afternoon I have prepped the backings for three quilts and added the borders to the bricks quilt. With the larger quilts we are shooting for that means two length of backing and splitting it to get the proper width. I went through the muslin bolt we had at the church and polished off most of my own bolt as well--good thing that Hobby Lobby just opened!!

This is not the best picture in the world shooting across the room and passed the desk but there it is. The one piece of plaid on the right edge looks nothing like this check that I am seeing on the photograph. The top finished right at the target range of 50 x 70 and I believe it will be a good one for the boys since it looks like a bunch of flannel shirts and men's oxford cloth shirts. Some pieces remind me of an old favorite pair of my flannel pj's, LOL.

Just finished cutting out the binding for this top and one other top so that's where I am headed next. Then I think I will get started on the nine patch top I had hoped to assemble at the sew in. Norma will probably tell me that I am wearing her out again but I happen to know that she had been busy quilting all week, LOL and fitting that in around a full time work schedule.

Nothing much else to say--just wrapping up the loose ends of things from last week that I had hoped to get done. Not much help on my goals list but things that needed to be done so we can pin at the next meeting.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend in whatever you chose to do......... Posted by Picasa

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  1. Hi Linda, the plaid quilt looks great! Very very guy-ish looking! Can't see a boy having a problem with that one..*VBS*

    Sorry you ran out of fabric at such a critical point, but it does give you a break..right?
    I got my sewing machine to work(by force) today, so I'm happily playing in triangles at the moment. Must move on the a few other "promise" type items tho.
    Talk to you soon, Hugs, Finn

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  2. These plaids look great!
    I'm going to rouse myself up to get a box of 'boy' fabric packed up for you. Hopefully some of it will be useful for backs.
    Jeanne

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  3. I LOVE the bricks quilt, Linda!

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  4. I am always amazed at how productive you are!! Brick quilt looks great :-)

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  5. The more I see that brick quilt the more I like it - plaids are the best!

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  6. Very beautiful the quilt in homespun fabrics, Linda. I have in mind to manufacture one of them similar but with floral fabrics.Have a great sunday :))))

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  7. The quilt looks great! I love plaids.

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  8. Wonderful plaid bricks! Any boy will be thrilled to get that one.

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  9. That will be a nice boy quilt. It's amazing how such a simple pattern can turn out looking so good.

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  10. The bricks look great. You're right -- they remind me of a nice, comfy, well-worn shirt. Cuddly *s*

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  11. I like all the blues and plaids in that one... looks great!

    Hope you're weekend was nice too. :)

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  12. Such a great little brick quilt that has come along. I have watched your progress and it's great.

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  13. this top did turn out great...and I agree with everyone-very boy-ish. way to go Linda!

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  14. Looks great! You've been one busy sewer. Way to go!

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  15. Love it! - but I knew I would as I liked it "in process." very masculine!

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  16. Great job, as usual, Linda. I have to admit, though, I am not a big plaid fan. But, the longer I look at this top, the more I can see it on a boy's bed and lookin' good!

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  17. What a cool quilt - I love it! You did such a good job.

    Hope you're having a great Monday! God bless :)

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  18. Turned out perfect and any guy would be proud to own it! It does look like a bunch of flannel shirts!! Isn't it funny how the screen makes that plaid look like it's cut on the bias? It's right when it's enlarged though!

    Good work!!

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  19. I really like the fabric selection on your brick quilt. Looks really warm and cozy. And although it is manly, I think it will fit well here on my lap keeping me warm.

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