Monday, August 7, 2017

Weekend Stitching: Borders and Bindings

Definitely not ready for Monday this week.  Sunday was such a nice day as most of it was spent in the sewing room.  I did come out to finish a couple of loads of laundry and to help Drama Teen with some college prep stuff, like setting up her bursars account.  She heads to college in a little over a week. (No I'm not ready for that.) 

I did get a lot done in the sewing room, but didn't think to take any photos.  Turned one corner with the binding on Blooms and Butterflies.


The other focus for Sunday, was getting borders on the Coffee Cup blocks. 

  Scrappy Coffee Cups
Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll published in 
Block Magic and Block Magic Too by Nancy Johnson-Srebro

The green inner border is on, plus half of the first white border.  The next two border strips are prepped, I just didn't get that far yesterday.  There is another narrow green border, another white border and finally a dark green border left to add.  Not sure this one will get done this week, but hopefully it will be close to being a finished flimsy by the weekend.  

I also did some rearranging and cleaning up of the stash closet. There is still lots to do on that front, but that's one of those long term projects in the sewing room.  For now it's time to get ready for another work week.  

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16 comments:

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

You got a lot accomplished Kate! The coffee quilt is really cute, good luck on adding more borders this week. I hope DT is excited about college - it's such a fun time in a teen's life.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate,
Oh, how I love this coffee quilt top! I need to go check that out - I am a huge fan of the brew and would love to have that hanging in my office at work. Your fabric choices are just perfect - I think I have some mugs that match your blocks. ~smile~ Roseanne

Barbara said...

It's looking good, Kate. Is DT excited about college? I'm excited for her, even as I know you're going to miss having her around full time.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I really like that green that you picked for the coffee mug quilt top--will be waiting to see how it all comes to gether with all the other borders--
Bet DT is excited about college--and I wish her the very best!!
enjoy the moments, di

Teresa said...

borders do take a lot of time, always more than I anticipate

Nann said...

The coffee cup quilt is great!

katie z. said...

A week? Say it ain't so!

Kathryn T said...

Loving that coffee cup quilt, borders look good. Cleaning up the stash is a little like weeding the garden!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Coffee cups is coming on great, but how could you leave it to clean the stash cupboard? You have more self control than I have.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your projects are moving along - I think every little bit counts! I really love the coffee cups! Thiking of you in this last little bit of time before DT goes off to school.

maggie fellow said...

I took my daughter leaving hard. I wasn't myself for a long time. Good luck with your new adventure. I love to bind

Jennifer said...

Great progress over the weekend! Hope you enjoy the last week with your daughter!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I never really want mondays to come either - but with DT getting so close.... i bet you are really dragging your feet.... Hugs!!!

newsurfiegirl said...

Love the coffee quilt! I need to do some binding this week too.

Cheryl said...

Great progress, I am loving the coffee cups!

Sandy said...

That coffee mug quilt is so darn cute! m Looks to me like you are getting a lot done! I think you are going to miss Drama Teen!