Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sewing Sewing Sewing

That's been the motto for the last little while--lots of piecing for the Twilight Hopscotch quilt (Kim Diehl pattern, Simple Comforts book).  Today I finished piecing the star/chain blocks into rows with the sashing and assembled all together.  

I'm so happy with how it is turning out, though this photo isn't the best.  I plan to add one more horizontal row of stars and sashing, so there is more cutting and piecing to do prior to adding the final border.  

Pressing directions in quilt patterns always get a big thumbs up from me--I appreciate someone else doing that tedious figuring job!

Late afternoon found us on the field.  T-ball season is winding down, only a half-dozen or so games left.  Grandson Cove appears to be levitating on 2nd base:

If Cove plays next year he will be in a different league due to their upcoming move a few miles away, but I doubt his antsy-pantsy ways will change!  

After the game we went out to eat with DD Elaine and the boys--Cove picked the restaurant: "Red Robbing Hood", lol, otherwise known as the Red Robin restaurant. He likes it because you can play games on an iPad at the tables.  The wait time to be seated, delay in getting menus, ordering and getting food meant we didn't finish eating until 8 pm.  Elaine texted later that the boys fell asleep on the way home and she just took off their jackets and shoes and put them in bed!  I remember doing that any number of times with small kids. 


julieQ said...

How gorgeous!! I love your quilt!

Janet said...

You've done a super job on this great quilt. I really like the pattern and green is my favorite colour 👍😊

Joyful Quilter said...

Your Twilight Hopscotch quilt is beautiful! Love the pattern and the two greens. What are you using for the final border?

Louise said...

I'm with you on the pressing directions. Knowing how to iron to make the blocks sit flat take a lot of head scratching, so reading it in the pattern is great. Your top is really looking good!

Janet O. said...

I echo your sentiments on pressing directions. Makes assembly so much nicer to have the benefit of the designer's experience in that area.
The quilt is gorgeous. I have a hard time making two-color quilts, but I love the look of them. This is very striking!
This is the first year in over a decade that we don't have a grandchild playing in some rec league or another. Can I come to one of Cove's games? LOL

Loris said...

Absolutely lovely new quilt top! Inspiring too!

loulee said...

Love your stars.

Tanya said...

I can't believe how much you get done! Every time I turn around you have another fantastic quilt nearly finished!