First and foremost, a shoutout to my DH. My quilting mojo has been gone for a little while. I’ve been overwhelmed by a lot of things, and when it was a struggle to complete the simplest Halloween costume I’ve done in years (last year’s Party City purchase being not included) I knew I was well and truly stuck. But I got unstuck this week. And he let me hang out in the sewing room for most of Friday night, a good chunk of Saturday, and a few hours again today. He even helped me spray baste this afternoon!
The first thing I finished was completely catching up on Quilt in a Day’s block of the month. There is still a border to add, but I’m completely caught up before Tuesday’s class. The fabric is Sunkissed by Sweetwater from early this year.
Then I realized that I was possibly able to finish my Ellison Lane / SSQA quilt top. The blocks are made from everything under the sun that was blue. There are blues from my early quilts right up to the bee blocks I made last month all in there. So how to make them all hang together? A 1″ blue/grey batik sashing. Then I added a 2.5″ border to finish it all out. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I almost always pin baste, but today I decided that spray basting would be just the thing. I enlisted my husband and we went outside (of course!) and got it done in about 15 minutes.
(Just a comment. That royal blue fabric with the big white polka dots? Looks like ellipses stringing otu across several quilt blocks? That’s from a pair of shorts I made. for me. a long time ago. What was I thinking?)
AND…yes, there’s more! I took a bit of time last night and did a bit of quilting on my dresden plate quilt. I plan on densely quilting that quilt so it’s going to take some time.