Sunday Stitches ~ Storm recovery
You would think that being housebound by the weather all week would have meant a lot of productive time in my sewing room. But the truth is, I worked from home most days and by the end of the work day I wasn’t all that interested in spending more time in there. I did get Morgain bound off and ready for blocking,
and made a few Farmer’s Wife blocks,
and put my HQ16 back together, and made bread, and….okay, it wasn’t a total loss.
Still, this weather has been a ridiculous distraction and I’m over it.
It’s time to tackle the stack of quilt tops. I thought I’d start with something quick and easy to get back in the rhythm again. But first I needed backs.
The first one is for the square-in-a-square quilt. It took a little time, since even I can’t make two yards of fabric turn into the back for a 60×66″ quilt. I retrieved all the remnants I’d already sorted neatly into my scraps, plus a couple of the solids from the front and set to work. I suppose I could have been a bit more organized about it, but I just kept adding fabric until it was (barely) big enough.
The second is for Fractured Harlequin. Much easier, as it’s a table runner and I had plenty of the dropcloth print. The trouble was finding it. Yeah, I’m a little too tidy sometimes. And I said easier, right? So it turns out I didn’t have plenty of the dropcloth print, especially since I wanted to use it for the binding, too. So back to piecing I shall go.
The third back is for my scrapbuster baby quilt. I didn’t plan to quilt this little top until I needed a baby girl quilt, but I have an opportunity to submit some of my own designs for a project and this is one of my favorites. So “Happy Path” is getting a back pieced from coordinating solids.
And once those are pieced, it’ll be time to load the frame and get to stitchin’. Assuming, of course, the storm predicted for this afternoon doesn’t take our power out.