Marchalong Week 4 (to the 31st)

Saturday, March 23 Sewed checkerboard borders on church quilt.

Sunday, March 24 – Sewed a bit on wedding quilt, no good pics yet.

Monday, March 25 – Met friend at local quilt shop to choose outer border fabric for church quilt. Purchased and washed said fabric.

Tuesday, March 26 – Avoided quilting, probably because I made myself the rule that I couldn’t do anything until I had completed the church quilt top and I’m not a fan of those colors.

 Wednesday, March 27 – The quilting for this day consisted mostly of looking at magazines and books at Barnes & Noble while I visited with friends.

Thursday, March 28 – I got a text from Amazing Amy asking if I had some ironing (or pressing) that she could do on Friday since she didn’t have to work. This was the kick in the pants I needed to force me to get the last borders on the church quilt. I got the side borders on and the top and bottom borders cut.

Friday, March 29 – I got the top and bottom borders on the church quilt and got it pressed. It seemed to have more loose threads than I have ever seen on a quilt before. I wonder if that is because the fabric quality was different than I am used to or if it was because it sat in someone’s basement for several years. I also got the backing trimmed (with help from Amazing Amy) and she pressed it. Both the top and backing are neatly folded and ready to take to the longarmer to baste for hand quilting.

Saturday, March 30 – The only quilting I got in today was reading the latest issue of The American Quilter and marking the quilts I might want to make in Linda Hahn’s new book. (Blog post review coming on that soon.) Oh, and I put the top and backing for the church quilt into a bag to take to the longarmer. The rest of the day we visited with our charming daughter and future son-in-law. Love that family time!

Sunday, March 31 – Happy Easter! This is just a prediction based on my other Sundays since I’m writing it on Saturday night, but I’m guessing that I will spend two or three hours working on the wedding quilt and maybe some hand quilting. That’s how I usually spend my Sunday evenings! I hope you get a chance to do the same!

Quilt on!

One thought on “Marchalong Week 4 (to the 31st)

  1. Happy Easter, Gretchen! I hope to get some time in my sewing today/this evening too. We don’t have family coming until later this afternoon, so I should be able to squeeze in an hour or to (provided I get off the computer! o:) )

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