Late Sewing Day

Such a good day today!  It started with a really fun breakfast with my friend, Sue.  Then I had errands to run.  Sue and I had so much fun, that I didn't mind running all over town doing boring things.  The smile never left my face all day.  When I got home, I needed to clean out the refrigerator.  Since Mike was out with Erik tonight, I could sew late into the evening . . . and I did!

Another one of the butterflies got its layer of top-stitching.  I really dislike top-stitching.  It seems tedious to me, but I do like the effect.

It's hard to tell in this image, but I used turquoise blue thread on this one to match the turquoise blue in some of the spots on the red fabric.  I'm using polyester thread so that it has a sheen to it.

There is still one butterfly to go.  I have the design marked on its wings, but I'll probably finish it tomorrow or the next day.

After that, I made a wonky log cabin for my swap partner.  She didn't give me a lot of guidance, except that she liked wonky blocks of any kind and she liked pink, but my colors weren't limited to pink.  This is what I came up with.

I hope she likes it.

And George has had just about enough sewing for one day.  Time to go make a lap for the cat.  It is his snuggle time, after all.


Teresa in Music City said...

Well, he's the boss after all, right? I love the way you are quilting the butterflies, the design on the wings adds definite interest and texture. I'm sure your swap partner will love the wonky block with all the yummy colors you added in with the pink!

Kate said...

The butterflies are looking great. Playing in the sewing room is a great way to end the day, though I'm sure George appreciated his snuggle time.

KatieQ said...

I really love the top stitching on the butterflies. When I first looked at the picture, I thought the thread was metallic because it was so shiny.
With so much starting and stopping, it must have taken a long time to sew. Does your machine tie-off and cut the threads, or are you dealing with the tedious task of taking care of all of the thread starts and endings?