January 28, 2014

A Stitching Day

Today was an unusual day. School was closed this morning because of icy roads, so I spent about an hour stitching on my sewing room block for the And Sew On BOM. It doesn't look like much, but these four sections will eventually be the framed pictures on the walls of my stitched sewing room.

I had fun picking out the fabrics to fussy cut for these tiny frames.

School was open again for the afternoon, so I should have had my usual crew of little ones to look after. But one of them is only here a couple of days a week and today wasn't one of those days. Another had a playdate arranged with another family, so he wasn't here. That left me with the youngest, who cooperated and napped for two hours. Since Nathan was in school, I was all by myself. That almost never happens in the middle of the day!

So what did I do? Quilted, of course!
I took out my scrappy log cabin quilt and quilted spirals in another block. That leaves me with one more row to go, which is only 8 of the 56 blocks.

Then I did all the feathers and flowers in a full row of sashing and cornerstones. Only one more row of the vertical sashing left. Then it will be the horizontal sashing and the borders. Still lots to go, but at the same time it feels like the end in is sight.
I took the quilt out of the machine, took these few pictures and that's when my little charge woke up. How's that for timing?

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  1. Beautiful quilting! I love the colors!

  2. Looking good! Glad you got a few minutes of downtime in there. It is the best, right?

  3. Lovely quilting, you certainly made great use of that nap time :)

  4. Your day mirrors mine:) Kiddo out of school yesterday and today which is fine by me. Just a little different planning going on for the day! From the looks of it, you still had time to do some beautiful feather work and such!!

  5. What an excellent use of "me time." I try to use as much of that as possible for quilting. Your FMQ is amazing.

  6. The quilting looks great! What a nice break in the middle of the day and week!

  7. that is small quilting!
    Do you have a long arm?

  8. Your quilting looks great! When my kids were little, I loved nap time so I could sew :).

  9. I love scrappy log cabins, and yours is so pretty. your quilting looks great!! glad to hear you were able to do something fun with your icy day!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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