A Blue Day

It was a wonderful day.  I had no meetings or medical appointments so I sewed all day.  I haven’t done that in a long while.  It is still too cold to work outside.  The weather looks better at the end of next week. If I don’t finish what I need to do, the snow will cover it until Spring.

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This morning, I sewed together the twelve blue blocks that were made from the 5″ squares that I cut from the Canadian 150 leftover fabric.  After lunch, I added a white border and a blue piano key border. It is ready to go to the long arm quilter.  It turned out very nice.  There is still a lot of precut blue fabric in the drawer.  I am done with blue for a while.  When I make the next quilt, I will add other colors to the precut drawer.  When there are multiple colors in the drawer, I’ll find another pattern that uses pre cuts.

While I was pressing the blue and white quilt, I also pressed the strips for the nine patches that I intend to use for Linus quilts.  They are on the cutting table so that I can cut and sew them tomorrow.  I probably will add sashing and make the whole quilt.  Looking through my UFO bin, I found three pieces that will be big enough for charity quilts with one or two borders.  They can be quilted quickly with the walking foot.  Tomorrow will be charity quilt and UFO day.

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I finished a blue, green and white UFO table runner this afternoon.  I free motion quilted it with a circle ruler.  I’m not sure that I like how it looks, but the circles are round. I did like it a bit better with practice.  This runner will go into the give away bin.  I’m glad for UFOs as they provide practice for free motion quilting.

 

 

I’m behind on the Moda Blockhead and Simple Sampler blocks.  I’ll pick a day next week to catch up.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

One thought on “A Blue Day

  1. I just love the blue quilt. I am always amazed at the amount of sewing that you can do in just one day. Thanks for your blog and all the wonderful ideas that you share.

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