Yesterday I finished the sashing on my Craftsy BOM...It looks amazing! Yes, that BRIGHT blue color is the sashing. This morning, I took my gift certificate to Colfax and shopped for some backing fabric for it. I found the most lusciously divine deep royal plum. I wanted to keep the backing simple, but still have it be a bold color statement like the front of the quilt, nothing subtle about this one. So that will be one of my goals for this week, to get the batting and backing pinned in place and ready to sew. Binding will probably be pieced bits of the fabric used in the top.
Only one more block to go and then I can sash this one together also. This will have black sashing, so it won't be a difficult process, just need to cut the fabric and sew it up. Then I will have to go looking for some backing fabric and decide what I want for binding.
I see a great deal of machine quilting in my near future! John's quilt must be finished by Christmas, so that will be the next push. It's a simple 9 patch made with 6 inch squares, then cut in half both directions. Blocks flipped and here's what you end up with...
Looks pretty subdued after the other quilts right? Well it's for my husband to cuddle under and he didn't want anything too fancy schmancy.
Speaking of John, he recently got me a "solar" dryer, in an endeavor to save some money. So of course I needed a little clothes pin apron. I found this pattern online at Mother Earth News. Very easy to make, went together in about 1/2 hour and very practical! http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/1979-03-01/A-European-Style-Clothespin-Apron.aspx
And last but not least...this sweet little girl at church, Sera. I just love her. She and her gramma always sit near us and she is just a girly girl. She ran up to me and gave me a big hug and wrote me a sweet little note in church about how much she had missed me. (she is 6) Oh, you know me, I melted. (John was almost in tears) So I made this little purse for her. I kind of adapted an idea that I saw online at Stitchery Dickory Dock. Ruffled Mini Wallet
She loved it and I'm so happy! Her little face just lit up! Sometimes, it's the little things that just make your day. This was one of them for me.
That about catches you up with my week!