I could sure use another three day weekend, but unfortunately my office will not be closed tomorrow for Cesar Chavez Day, unlike some government offices in the state. I tried to make the most of the weekend, though, with spending time in the sewing room high on my list. Friday night I finished sewing down the last few inches of binding on the little tablemat I showed last week. It's had a bath and is currently in the dryer getting crinkly.
Saturday morning was spent working on the doll quilt for the swap I joined on Lori's blog, Humble Quilts where 61 people signed up to swap small quilts. I am so excited about how mine is turning out--the top is now complete with sashing. It's hard not to share photos, but I think this is a secret swap so it will have to wait.
After a short shopping trip and some lunch, I picked up my 95 year old mother-in-law so we could take her over to see her new great-grandson.
Four generations in this photo. Frances was very happy to get a chance to hold Cove and welcome him to the family. Special times!
Saturday night I worked on this tablerunner I pin basted a week or two ago. The poor thing has been languishing unfinished for at least a year.
I used my walking foot and a three-step zig-zag stitch spaced about an inch apart.
I think it goes well with the more modern fabrics (Sandy Gervais line). Simple and quick. I got the binding attached last night and finished the sewing it down this morning. Then I worked on the backing for the doll quilt and got that finished.
Lastly, there were some more pieces and parts cut for the High Cotton quilt from Kim Diehl's Simple Comforts book, and one more block sewn.
Some of these hoarded Bonnie Blue Quilts fat quarters will join the scraps and leftovers. Man, it is hard to cut into them! Hope you all had a good weekend as well.