Monday, July 11, 2016

Weekend Stitching: Progress and Set Backs

This was a good weekend for stitching.  My family gave me a day in the sewing room as a belated birthday gift.  As it was in turns rainy and then steamy outside on Saturday, spending time in the sewing room was a great way to spend that day. 

There were three goals for my sew-in, the first was to work on my One Monthly Goal of getting the Midnight Mystery quilt bound.

The binding has been sewn to the front and there was even time this weekend to start hand stitching it to the back.  So I'm on track to meet July's goal.  

Aother focus during my sewing day was to finally get caught up on my Vintage Dresses for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Just as I was ready to assemble the top for the second teal dress, I found that I'd switched two pieces of the bodice, so that meant un-sewing three seams.  So a few steps forward and then one big one back.  The seams are un-sewn, so this block is back on track.  

The third goal was to make some progress on Blooms and Butterflies.  Lea of Podunk Pretties has a Back Porch Blooms sew along going on this summer with July's link up scheduled for tomorrow.  Check back tomorrow for pictures of progress on that project.    

Though not part of this weekend's goal, the third row of the Poinsettia quilt was sewn together earlier this week  and added to the design wall. 

Poinsettias, By Judy Blok for the December 2013 issueof American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
 The two sections are now pinned together ready for stitching. No stitching tonight as there are plans involving dinner reservations.  Today is our 24th wedding anniversary.  

Happy anniversary My Guy.  He's not changed too much, he still plays his guitars every morning, though he is a bit lot grayer then our wedding day.  Still he's definitely a keeper.  

Linking up with
Main Crush Monday over at Cooking up Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Monday Design Wall at Patchwork Times  


Julie in GA said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations on 24 years!
You made good progress on your quilts. Poinsettias is looking great!

Shelia said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Ramona said...

Congrats!! on 24 years together. Your poinsettias quilt is beautiful. How nice that you had a "Sew-in" day.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on your anniversary! How wonderful to hear music every morning!
The pointsettia quilt looks amazing!

Churn Dash said...

My guy plays guitar too. I love to hear him play so I can relate to you. Congratulations on your 24th anniversary.

I love the curves on the poinsettia quilt. I love quilts that fool the eye.


thea said...

Congratulations on 24 years!
Good progress this weekend ...

Katie Z. said...

Happy anniversary! I'm glad you had some great sewing time.

Nann said...

Wow! What a complex quilt.
And happy anniversary to you both!

Kalicocreations said...

Happy anniversary to you and your guy, Kate! Looks like you made good progress on you weekend projects.

Joy D. said...

Congrats on the 24 years! Hope the next year is a happy one!

Bonnie said...

Definitely happy anniversary to you and your guy. Here's to many more. Love your poinsettia quilt. It is going to be stunning. Yea for nearing the completion of your OMG. I'm hoping to be successful this month also.