Monday, April 27, 2015

Productive Weekend

I had quite the weekend. 
 I was craving pizza so on Friday, instead of ordering out, we made pizza and it was glorious!  
I am doing Weight Watchers and I wanted to keep it low in points. 
 Not sure how successful (6 points/slice)but good enough and I was so happy!  
BBQ chicken pizza.  

Then I cut out some more quilt kits for the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild charity quilts. 
 I will bring these to the meeting on Wednesday and share with the group.  
I think this brings me up to 6 or 7 now.

Then Hallie and I were Pooped so we decided to hit the hay.  
Or perhaps she thought my embroidery supplies needed to be secured, whatever.

I got up on Saturday and ran a ton of errands. 
 UGH, but that was good. 
 Got home just in time for lunch.  
Hubby told me to go upstairs and sew so I took him up on his offer.  

I had a pincushion to make for the A2MQG swap on Wednesday. 
 I tried making EPP hexies for the first time! 
 These are 5/8" hexies! 
 Pretty teeny tiny, but oh so adorable!  
I hand appliqued them then used this vintage planter to make the most adorable pin cushion.  

This little chubster kitty is so cute!

You can see the hexies better here.

I decided that I needed to get cracking on the quilt label for the BIG purple and gray wedding quilt.  
I like to design the quilt label on the computer and then trace the words onto my fabric.  
The font is called Chalkboard.  
You could print on to the fabric and then do the embroidery but it's just as easy to copy it by hand. 
 I began the stitching too but not picture yet.  
I probably won't show it until it is finished or maybe after the quilt is gifted.

Then I made the binding for the wedding quilt using the purple Pearl Bracelets fabric (love this line)

At this point Autumn and I were exhausted!  
Well, no rest for the wicked!
Only she got to "cat nap", I still had stuff to do!!

I am in a Polaroid Swap so needed to get my swap "photos" ready.  
They still need to be trimmed but S-Z are finished and ready to trim!

Sunday came and I determined that I needed to get the back made for my Pie Making Day quilt top.  This took longer than expected as I had to lay it all out on the top and 
make sure each strip was long enough to cover the front.  
I did manage to get it sewn together and now will be able to baste and quilt it.  
I even decided how to do the binding so have that ready to make too.

Sunday afternoon found me making soup and banana bread after which time I fell into an exhausted pile and just did some pressing while waiting for Game of Thrones to come on. 
 I did some hand stitching while watching GOT and am making progress on the label!

WHEW, thank goodness it is time to go back to work!!!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday too.

How was your weekend??


PS My yard is still a mess!  UGH


Judy in Michigan said...

Oh my, I am sooo tired after reading your post but I'm sure you feel very good at getting so much accomplished. I love the label - lovely words for the bride and groom. said...

ROFL OK third time is a charm. Blogger doesn't like me tonight. Wow you got a lot accomplished. Love the pincushion in the vintage planter. Also the binding is going to be fabulous. Have you seen the mini pearl bracelets yet?

margaret said...

you certainly did lots and lots in one day, I am exhausted reading about it all. The pin cushion is a delight and such small hexies, afraid 1" ones are the smallest I do. Mouthwatering pizza yummy. Like the idea of the label, need to get help in getting my printer working with my lap top and then I can try your method.

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