May 02, 2014

A Productive Day

I had an unexpected day off from babysitting today, so while my own kids were in school I spent a good chunk of the day sewing. I also did some housework, but that wasn't nearly as much fun:)

I spent some of the morning on the sashing feathers for my scrappy log cabin. I'm down to only 28 left to go!

Before putting it away, I flipped it over to look at the back. Isn't that pretty? All that texture is wonderful. I would have left it draped over the kitchen table like that if Nathan weren't coming home for lunch.

After lunch Nathan went out to play with a friend from next door, so I kept right on sewing. I switched to these pinwheel placemats. I had been thinking about starting a Placemats of the Month series since I have a bunch of design ideas, but I can't commit to that yet, so I'm sharing these now.

I had the placemat tops finished, so I basted them and started the quilting. Two of the four placemats are quilted in the pinwheel sections. I plan to quilt in the black too, but I'm not sure what to do there. Just stippling maybe?
 I used a mottled dark grey for the back and I love how the quilting shows up.
This is the view out my kitchen window. See the ice still in the bay? See the open water to the left? Slowly, but surely, the ice is breaking up and it's starting to look more like spring. On my run last weekend I could actually smell the salt water for the first time all year. Whoo hoo! And I saw flowers yesterday - they were dandelions, but at this point a flower is a flower!

I'm linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict because the return of spring and a bonus day of sewing are worth a Whoop Whoop.


  1. That quilting *is* looking pretty awesome! Bet it will be amazing. :)

  2. Love the quilting, how nice to have a bonus day of sewing too!

  3. Visiting from Whoop Whoop!! Your quilting is lovely, and I like the view too!


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