Well, I got some stuff done over the weekend. Only 1 more softball weekend and then we're done until the fall :-). I'll get my Saturday's back!!!!! Which means more quilting!!!!!!
Let's see, despite being at the ball fields about 6 hours, I did piece and quilt the Paddington Bear quilt for June baby boy. As long as I take my time basting and keep the layers smooth and tight, it turns out good! I've got the binding attached and just need to hand finish it. I also need to label that quilt still. Train quilt for my nephew still needs to knotted off and the binding finished. I've got both of those quilts with me, along with thread, needles, and scissors to work on this afternoon and tonight when I've got down time. VBS starts tonight so I probably won't get much accomplished quilt-wise.
I also frog stitched the yellow and blue 1930's baby quilt I started a few years ago. It was my very first attempted at machine quilting (way before my walking foot). I never finished it because I did not like how the quilting turned out. Now it's ready to be basted again. I rinsed out the top and backing to help the stitching lines disappear. I've got it piled on my quilt frame - along with the purple and white quilt and a cowboy themed quilt. Both of those I started by hand awhile ago and plan to finish this summer for two upcoming babies. The purple and white one will go to an Oct. girl while the cowboy one will either be an extra or will go to a Jan. baby if it's a boy. The dad's into cowboy stuff.
Besides finishing the Paddington Bear Quilt and the Train quilt for my nephew, I hope to get the yellow/blue baby quilt re-quilted and finished. That baby is due this week. After that, the next two quilts I plan to work on are train quilt #2 and green/black/yellow animal quilt. They are for a set of brothers. The younger one is also due anytime now. He gets the animal quilt. Big brother is just over a year. He gets the trains.
As for as non-baby quilts, I need to work on my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler swap blocks. I got the blue fabric washed and picked out for all but one block. I will need to stop by the store to pick up a white background though. Tonight, if I remember, I'll measure how much I need of it. I'm doing 10 sets of 6 plus 1 extra. That gives me 5 of each to swap, 1 of each to keep, and an extra for the author's quilt. I also need to check on the label directions and pick up fabric for that.
So that's the rest of my July. Finish three baby quilts, start two more, and make 61 6" SBS blocks.
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