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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Getting Things Ready

I’m off to a UFO day tomorrow, my quilt club Town and Country Quilters arranges them from time to time.  My first priority is to decide which of my many UFOs I should take to work on.  Sadly, I’ve got heaps, and some of them don’t see the light of day for ages.  I’ve got quilt blocks to put together, an appliqué  border to organise, a couple of wall-hangings to get pinned up ready to machine quilt.  But did I chose any of these projects?  Nope – something completely different.

Decision made,  I’ve been busy getting things ready. First, I decided, I would work on my burgundy and cream log cabin quilt.  I’ve made all the paper pieced blocks for the top, so decided that some mindless sewing on the paper pieced borders would be suitable.  This is just easy sew, flip and press stitching, no hard thinking required.  So I’ve cut some more burgundy strips, and I’m all set to go.

P5170010 Burgundy strips cut for tomorrow

Maybe I’ll get all those burgundy blocks done in the morning and need something else to work on (she says hopefully).   I need to make some appliqué leaf blocks for the alternate blocks in my daughter’s quilt.  I’ve cut the homespun to size, collected up my greens, fusible web and the leaf patterns, so I can get on with this if I have the time.  Even if I just trace out the shapes and fuse them onto the calico blocks, it will be a good start.

P5170014 The start of appliqué blocks

I’ll throw in my hand stitching into the big bag too, you just never know how the time goes – I would hate to run out of things to do!  Mind you, with cuppas during the day, stopping for lunch, meeting, greeting, and seeing what everyone else is working on, the hours will fly by.

As well as all this prep work, I’ve been busy in the kitchen this afternoon too.  We’re having roast chicken, roast veggies, stuffing and gravy for our evening meal, followed by apple crumble for dessert.  And I made a batch of Anzac biscuits too.  They are full of oats, so they must be good for us.  There should be plenty of leftovers for tomorrow night as well, when I come back tired from my day out sewing.

P5170013 Yummy Anzac Biscuits


Nancy J said...

A girl can never have too much on hand, just in case!! Love those bright colours. Cheers, Jean.

Annette said...

I would love to see a photo of yor log cabin blocks, your colour choice would be mine also, a log cabin is on my "to do" list! Hope you had a fun day