Sunday, August 23, 2009


I had a lot of time for sewing today and it was such a treat after so many days away from the sewing machine. I finished up all of the swap blocks for the Civil War Signature block exchange. Now I just have to sign them. I still have plenty of time, though, and they've been good to have to work on when I just can't do another Double Wedding Ring circle.

Before leaving for vacation, I finished up and mailed 2 blocks for a monthly swap, and my 6 packages of Scrappy Christmas blocks. I'm really excited about putting together a Christmas coverlet. I did receive a Christmas block from another swap, and I'm sort of planning to put all of them together on point, with a light alternating block. I'll make a few extra blocks, and the 12 I'm expecting should be enough to make a usable coverlet for the holidays. If not, I have plenty of fabric to make more. The solid blocks will be a good place for some nice quilting.

I'm finishing up my summer mini quilt; put on the binding today, and just have a little embroidery to complete the prpoject. I'll have to wait to show you because it's a surprise exchange, and I don't know anything about my partner. Anyway, it's another project almost finished!


Pat said...

I can relate to how happy you feel...because I had the grandkids for 10 days and had to pack up my machine and get it out of the room where they I have had BIG sewing withdrawal. They left tonight, so I hope to be back on MY machine tomorrow!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I sure wish I was getting your swap quilt again. between that and the friendship do awesome work hugs

searchfamilies said...

Sounds like you are making up for time away, the Civil War Siggie ones sound nice i am still very much a novice so not done much swaps apart from ones on online groups
Hugs Janice