Sunday, April 27, 2014

Shopping, Stitching, Ripping

Friday I stayed home due to a ripping headache I woke up to, and an unhappy tummy, but after a few hours I felt pretty good. Some time spent with the rotary cutter and my fave CW fabrics helped. I did a lot of cutting for the High Cotton (Kim Diehl) quilt. Those 6.5" blocks take a while to add up to a good sized quilt, you know?
Simple Comforts cover quilt is High Cotton.

Later there was shopping. My sister Kathy was happy to join me in returning some clothes I'd bought which she detested, and then boss me around while I tried on many many pairs of jeans.  She then arranged for me to get a pre-sale discount on the final picks. Little sisters can be like that!  

Saturday was full of piecing.
I used the High Cotton pieces as leader-enders between the baby quilt rows. Two pretty disparate projects that don't look good together!
 There was just a little ripping--block fail!  Four blocks were completed while all the rows for the baby quilt were assembled. 

More shopping at Michael's for spray adhesive to attach a Minky backing to the batting, which I plan to get done forthwith. Then on to the quilt-as-you-go portion of the baby quilt. It would be great to get most of the rows done today.      Fingers crossed!

7 comments:

Shay said...

Well ! Sounds like a busty weekend . Snap! I also bought jeans this past weekend. Finally caved in and got a pair of skinny legs!

Stephanie said...

Well glad you're feeling better. Can anyone find jeans that fit properly? Inquiring minds...

Rip and sew...some days are like that.

Mary said...

Sounds like your little sister is a great shopper. I used to have that book and somehow let it get away from me. I love the design. Glad you're feeling better.

Janet O. said...

I always planned on making that quilt someday, but maybe I will just have to settle for watching yours grow! : )

Tanya said...

You are getting lots done. The High Cotton quilt will be beautiful, but yes, it does look like it will take some time!

I envy you having a little sister who will tell you what to wear!

Chantal said...

You are so lucky to have a sister to bring along when you go shopping and one who knows good deals on top of that! Lucky! I have to shop all be myself or ... brings the boys! Yeah right !! Glad you're feeling better. Fabric therapy works miracle sometimes.

Kate said...

Starting the day with a headache is never fun. Glad that yours faded enough to allow you to get so much done.