I finally got around to getting borders on my Hugs & Kisses Quilt. It was last on my list. See I had to make a "to do" list before I could sew anything more or new. I told myself that WHEN the list got done - I could : Make more Pineapple Blocks, or more Spool Blocks. And I have been really good. It took me over 3 weeks to finish my "to do" list - originally, I thought it would only take me a few days. But since the Flood in Nashville & surrounding areas - my job has come first. I think I worked 70 hours this week. I can't even remember the last time I got paid for 70 hours.
I am bone tired & have not been out of pajamas all day. I have not cooked ONCE this week - last night I got tired of NOT cooking & made Tortellini & Sausage Soup. It was SO good! anyway - back to the list.........I had on there: To bind DD#2's quilt. Repair DD#1's Quilt. Patch a pair of jean's. Bind the grandbaby's quilt. Complete the 200 spool blocks I had half finished. Bind a "give-away" quilt. And machine quilt 2 customer quilts. 2 of the quilts that needed binding, had the bindings 100% machine done. Or they would NOT be off THE LIST.
Anyway - I ran into Stitcher's Garden to find a yellow fabric for the strips & blocks swap for my guild meeting & picked up this brown fabric. I thought that the little images looked similar to the hugs/kisses block that I made.
So I got it. It DOES look really nice as the borders for this quilt. I NOW wish I had had the forsight to get an additional 2 yards to make matching pillow cases. All I had left was enough scrap to cut strips for my Pineapple & 6 blocks for my Spools Quilt.I have not decided How I'll quilt the Hugs & Kisses Quilt, but I might just be lazy & use the pantograph that is already on the table from the last customer quilt that I made. it's called POPCORN - looks more like clouds to me...but I don't name the patterns......ha Ha Maybe use a brown thread too. Unquilted, it measures 83 X 98.
I also cut some strips for QB1.
Y'all PLEASE keep QB1 & her family in your thoughts. Her father's house & her Aunt's house were totalled by the flood. It's so devestating. Her Aunt is over 80 & has been diagnosed with cancer - this is absolutley emotionally devestating for them. The homes are being rebuilt - but all the memories & momentos are gone forever. You never know what you got until it's gone. I feel SO awful that I am not able to help them. I wish I could. I do.
(who is off to pop some garlic bread into the oven & heat up some MORE Tortellini & Sausage Soup!!)
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