Saturday, September 3, 2005
Another Saturday in the South...
I think that fall may really be on its way to Alabama. In other words, it wasn't 95 degrees by 9 a.m.! I was thankful for this because we spent the morning try to cleaning up the building mess next door at the spec house my husband and a friend are building. This involves picking up cut up shinlges, bags from the grout, broken bricks, all sizes of left over lumber and sheathing. You get the picture. We filled a 8' by 20' dumster about 75% full. I keep telling myself that all the labor we put in means a bigger profit in the end, but my legs and back don't really care about profit!
After I gave up trying to be helpful, I came in and took a nice cool shower and then I have been sewing for a while. First, I pieced a backing for the green and yellow kid size quilt I made a few weeks ago. I had a piece of bright yellow yardage that made the perfect backing. I have tried in vain to track down more of the sunflower fabric to make a border with. Oh well, it is still going to end up being about 46" square, which is the perfect size for the Project Linus contest.
Next, I decided it was time to get working on the quilt I am donating to an auction in two weeks! The blocks were all together but it needed a border to be a useful adult size. I found the perfect green fabric at the sewing center the other day - it even had tiny purple flowers that matched the purple in the blocks. I got enough to make a 8" border , which will make the quilt end up being 60" by 80". Now to get the backing pieced, the quilting done, and then the dreaded binding! Yes, and a label. All before the 15th. UGH!
Right now I think I need some lunch!