Class quilt- almost done!!

I finished the hand binding tonight- it went really fast with good pinning and many strands of thread prepared for re-threading the needle quickly. 

  
I just have a tiny bit of finishing to do tomorrow (backing and sewing on the beige hearts), and I’m DONE! 

Knit night was tonight, and although I couldn’t stay long, it was nice. 

  
My Hitchhiker is bigger now- after knitting I had a preschool meeting, and I knitted the entire time. I have about 18 “teeth,” with 42 being the goal. 

Not bad for a Tuesday!

All quilts, all the time

For the past few days, at least! I’m in the quilting ZONE!

The Wee Boy’s quilt is coming alone nicely.  Late last night, I ended up with this arrangement for the back.

tentative layout for the quilt back

I tend to be very set on using scraps, and only scraps, for the back, so it ends up being more work than the quilt top!  Oh well.

This morning, I went to the Wee Girl’s class to help the kids with their quilt squares for their fundraising auction quilt.  Then I came home and made heart appliques to apply to each square.  Phew!  I’m glad their class only has 21 kids.

heart appliques

Then, while the kids watched a movie this evening, I was able to piece together the back of the Wee Boy’s quilt.     Here it’s pinned together (it took two tries!) and ready for quilting.

I was also able to do several rows of quilting, but considering the late hour, I thought it best to turn the sewing machine off, in order to not disturb the downstairs neighbors.

And I also made some moisturizer!  My skin has been getting really dry lately, and the moisturizer/sunscreen I try to use in the morning only makes it worse (I blame the zinc!  My face doesn’t tend to agree with moisturizers that include a decent amount of sunscreen, especially ones that include zinc).  I’m trying to drink more water and wear hats and sunscreen, but I thought a super moisturizing cream can’t hurt…

goodbye, dry skin, i hope!

Quilts

Today when I dropped off the quilt squares that I zigzagged for the Wee Boy’s school auction, I noticed that there were still several bags of squares to be done. So I took another bag home. This is my favorite.

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You see, most kids used one or two triangles or circles, but this kid went all out! What a fun quilt square!

Of course, that set me on a good course to continue on the Wee Boy’s quilt, and I managed to sew all the squares into strips this evening.

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As you can probably tell, they haven’t been pressed yet, so of course they’ll look nicer later. But I think it’s turning out cute, or, as he says, “cool.”