It's been another non-stop busy week. After I showed my brother's quilt last week, they called concerned it would not go far enough over the sides to cover their mattress and blankets. They said a plain border on the sides would be fine, as they wanted the center part with the lighthouses to be the star. I needed to add about 16 inches total. So I took off the top and bottom and added navy blue border all around. It now measures 115 in length and 110 in width. This is on my king sized bed, and it goes down the sides plenty.
Wednesday was our guild Community Service Day to pin baste quilts. I was talking to one of the ladies in attendance, and I told her I needed to piece the backing for this huge quilt. She made a suggestion that a panel might be used. I looked again through my nautical stash and found one that would work, and finished piecing the back. I will take it over to the longarm quilter next week.
Thursday I got up bright and early and cleaned my house, as Friday my mini quilt group was meeting at my house. And I spent the afternoon with my friend Jandra whom I made the Boho bag for. We went to lunch at Leatherby's, a local family owned ice cream parlor that just opened in her town. There is a vintage shop open in her town also that is open only certain days a month, and Thursday was one of those days. I found a cute top for $12 and a children's nursery rhyme book for my friend who is having a baby in September.
This week I also cut out sawtooth stars on my Accuquilt. I have the 8 inch cube. I am making another bath quilt. When the scrap metal guys came over several months ago, they had a new granddaughter, and requested an elephant baby quilt in purple. I found a cute baby elephant panel, and the first round will be the sawtooth stars. I fussy-cut some other little baby elephants for the centers.
This is what I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching. Check out the other hand quilt along links below.
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
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I will be linking up for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts. Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to.
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