First I had to fix the ironing board cover because it keeps sliding off (drives Mr. P crazy when he tries iron a shirt for work).
Then I had to fix a tear in one of Mr. P's shirts.
Then I had to fix a button and buttonhole on one of Mr. P's shirts.
Then I had to do a bit of tidying up in the sewing room.
Then...finally...I got down to some sewing and some quality time with Bernice.
You know that it has taken me a very long time to decide what to do with Swoon. I had the blocks ALL finished in February. Unbelievable that the quilt has been in pieces on my spare room bed since then. Just plain sad, if you ask me.
So, here's what I did:
I added 4 1/2" sashing between each of the blocks and used the pinwheels I made from leftover triangles as cornerstones. I haven't sewn the sashing + cornerstone blocks to the rows of blocks yet, but here is an idea of what it will look like:
Keep in mind, this is all sitting on a single bed, so there isn't much room to spread it all out. The strips are just sitting on top of the rows of blocks here.
I think it's going to look great.
I still have the quilting dilemma, though. Maybe if I take it nice and easy, I can quilt this myself, one block at a time. It's already been a long-term project so obviously I'm not in a big hurry...
I didn't get back to the sewing today. I had a lunch/shopping date with my friend Maria. Although I should not have been shopping, I did end up with a new pair of capris, a pair of jeans and a shirt - all 50% off. But the guilt...oh the guilt... I had to confess to Mr. P right away instead of hiding the loot.
See what being home all summer does to me?