Monday, April 9, 2018

Weekend Stitching: A Bit of This and a Bit of That

Snow on Saturday and light sleet Sunday made for a miserably cold and nasty weekend.  A perfect weekend to spend stitching.  It was nice to spend some quiet time in the sewing room after all the hustle and bustle of March.  

First priority was to get the backing made for En Provence.  


Done.  This is one side of the backing, the other side has the same pink/magenta strips.  The backing used up all of the Geisha yardage and I have about a quarter yard left of the other two.  It feels good to get some of these older stash fabrics into a project.  My stash report will look really good this week.  Next on the agenda is to get this back and En Provence pressed, prepped for quilting and packaged to send out.  I'll probably wait till next weekend to tackle that.  

A bit of hand stitching on the binding for Geek Chic also got done. 

Chemistry Geek: Pattern is Under Construction by the Missouri Star Quilt Company

Two corners done, so just passed halfway with stitching down the binding.  Hopefully this will be a finish by next weekend.  

A bit of progress was also made on Vintage Dresses. 

 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell
  
The third row is assembled and has been sewn to the bottom two rows. Just two rows left to assemble.  I'm really liking how the sashing is working out.  I'll need to make a finial decision on the borders soon.  

So it was a good week in the sewing room.  There was also progress on a couple of Rainbow Scrap Projects, but didn't get any photos of that progress.  It was so nice to have the time to putter in the sewing room.  Now I'm good to go on the sanity front, at least till tonight when I'm sure I'll need another dose of stitching to be prepared for what's looking like a really busy Tuesday. 

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15 comments:

  1. I love those dresses. The sashing adds so much to the quilt. Beautiful

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  2. Well, you're getting a lot done. Sometimes those bad weather days are a blessing. We've had rain all week, which gave me a good reason to spend my time in the sewing room too.

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  3. Great progress! sounds like a good weekend ( minus the taxes)

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  4. The sashing is absolutely perfect! I adore these little dresses!

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  5. Yay for progress! Here's hoping your Tuesday isn't so bad.

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  6. Love the new header with the dresses!! and it sure looks and sounds like you have very successful sewing day--and I too like how the dress blocks are coming out--not sure I would of thought to frame them like that!!
    enjoy, di

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  7. Loved the peek at your backing for Geek Chic - so perfect for it!

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  8. Usually, I read your blog thru email so I was extremely happy when I decided to come and ask about your dresses and find out your blog header includes pics of three. Your header is beautiful!!! My question: how big is your vintage dress quilt measuring now? What size are you aiming for? It truly is lovely and one of my favorite quilts that you've made.

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  9. Your dresses are so beautiful!

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  10. Moving lots of projects forward to the next step... way to go!

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  11. Congrats on all your stitching progress! You know how I feel about your vintage dresses. Those sashings just make the dresses POP!! :)

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  12. It was a GREAT week in the sewing room!

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  13. I will never tire of seeing these pretty dresses :-) Kudos on getting a lot done :-)

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  14. Don't ya just find putter days in the studio to be THE most rejuvinating. Glad yours was! :)

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  15. Looks like a good weekend in the sewing room.

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