Yesterday was Thursday (as if you didn't know) and I spent it in my quilt cave again. All day. I woke at 5:30, tip-toed out of the bedroom so my hubby could get a little more shut-eye and went to play with fabric until he woke up.
Then we had a quick breakfast of granola and I was back at it.
I worked all morning on machine quilting the above baby quilt. I've had the top pieced for a long time (yep, it's another UFO) and I got it sandwiched last Thursday so I could work on the quilt right away yesterday.
The background of the small print is actually more beige than shows up in the photo. This shot makes it look closer to white than it is.
Conversely, this photo makes the beige look "yellow-er" than it really is. (Obviously, photographers for quilt books and magazines are pros at their jobs and know what they're doing!)
I got the whole center cross-hatched (I love cross-hatching whether done with machine or by hand) and most of the blocks around the center are 50% done. I think I'm going to do some meandering in the solid parts of the blocks.
I am not a relaxed, comfortable machine quilter. There, I said it. If I had a sister or quilting friend who loved to machine quilt (and I know there are those of you out there who do!), I would be in heaven. Piecing is my joy and I could piece, piece, piece forever . . . if only I had someone who would love to quilt all my projects. What a combo that would be. Unfortunately, that's not the case and I keep hoping I will someday get to a place where the quilting part of quilting (!) will go easier for me.
As it was yesterday, by noon my shoulders were stiff and I was developing a real crick in my neck so I decided to leave the baby quilt and go to a different project.
Darling, dear husband made us smoothies for lunch. I drank while I worked. Perfect.
My daughter had requested some Easter themed pot holders. I don't have much fabric that specifically says "Easter" but the above is what she picked out of my stash. I found I had to add the beige on the bottom left hand corner as a neutral.
The fronts . . .
. . . and the backs.
It took me all afternoon to put the pot holders together and quilt them. I did the hand sewing on the binding after our dinner of leftovers which just had to be warmed up. Fishcakes, Leigh's Green Bean Caesar casserole and potato salad from the fridge.
Now, how many days until next Thursday?