Quilt On

After our Father's Day brunch yesterday, it was a fairly easy afternoon. I got in a nap, which was nice. Last week and the week before seemed terribly busy, and so an opportunity to slow down was welcome. This whole week will move a little more slowly than last week, although Sadie has an appointment with the vet on Thursday...always a delightful chore (cough). There's nothing on my calendar for today, however, and so Monday is going to be NBS.

There was a little time for slow stitching yesterday morning, and I barely got a start on my latest stitch sampler when it was time to quit.

After my nap yesterday, I was able to quilt four more of the blocks and their sashings and cornerstones. Now the quilt blocks are 2/3 finished.

Here's a closer look at the block in the lower left corner. It's quilted all the way around.

And here's how it's looking from the back.

The machine is set up to start on the middle block of the top row. It should be easy to finish up all the quilt blocks today, and then I'll just need to do the outer border. I haven't decided for sure what I'm going to do there yet, and so inspiration needs to come and bonk me on the head before I'll be able to finish it off.

Speaking of head-bonking...Smitty offered up his moral support from the safety of a doll quilt I had spread on the floor.

When I awakened this morning, Mt. St. Helens was barely peeking above the clouds. It appears the valley is socked in this morning, while we, here on the hill, are bathed in sunshine.

The only thing I need to do today is get out to water the flower pots and fill the bird feeders. Aside from that, it's going to be nothing but sewing. Quilting is on the menu for today.

3 comments from clever and witty friends:

Julierose said...

Just lovely quilting on this one...hugs, Julierose

Vivian said...

I'm sure that quilting inspiration will give you a gentle bop on the head (as it often does to me) and then you will be off on your way to a quilting masterpiece ! How does Sadie like travelling to the vet in the car? Or are you in for one nail biting trip for both you and her?

piecefulwendy said...

Looks like you had a beautiful day for NBS. I'm going to try some sewing today and see how it goes. Of course, I'll need to take plenty of breaks, which is definitely a discipline for me usually. I'm pretty sure my body will let me know today, though. I'm sure you'll figure something out that works in that border. The quilt is looking really nice!