Greetings from South Texas where it is beginning to cool off and we are back to walking at 6AM! Still a little warm and very humid, but only 3 more days of that and a cool front comes into town! Supposed to be in the high 50’s and low 60’d Thursday and Friday morning – looks like we will now get into the 80’s during the day by the end of the week. Think I will still walk in my night shirt with that cool front while hubby will have a coat on! What can I say?
I had set my weekly goals and was determined to have 2 quilts finished by Friday, then Saturday, and here it is Sunday! But alas, Amazon treadmill return issue and Doctor Billing issues kept that goal from being reached! Again, What can I say?
Saturday was a banner sewing day and if I had not had to stop and eat at 4:30, I would have finished both quilts! I have completed Pukeko Swamp Quilt and Tuis and Pohutakawa with T&P on the design wall ready to be sewn together tomorrow. I am very surprised at how they have turned out and especially and enjoying the new names! I used the block pattern from Bonnie Hunters Easy Breezy pattern for her leaders and enders project for the year. Gretchen told me about the block, so I decided this would be a great little project to get my quilting life back in order. I only have 3 months now to produce some of my 2020 goals. These quilts were just the right ones for me to do to start my quilting year! They were fun, easy, and has made me a quilter again! What more could I want from life in 2020 (besides having Clay healthy and here with me)!
I did have to laugh at myself as I put the first border on because 8 months away from quilting tends to make a Quilter rusty in the quilting brain! When I put the border on Pukeko, rather than start with the sides, I started with the top and bottom. I do believe my brain was thinking “binding” when I started putting the strips together and realized – WHOA Nellie – these are BORDERS!
I am very happy with my first quilt for 2020 so with that, I give you Pukeko Swamp. It will go to the “to be quilted” rack and hopefully I will start working on them in November. But for now, I am happy!
And here is Tuis and Pohutakawa on the Design Wall! I am so excited to get the quilt to this point and can hardly wait to see how the border that I have selected for this quilt will make it really pop.
I will complete this puppy tomorrow because all business that cause me problems will be closed! LOL! I love 3 day week-ends – even in retirement!
Have a great Labor Day and a great week!
Nanette Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, For the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy Days