THIS is how my week progressed...
SUNDAY was Move-In Day at NC State for DS1. While he was packing, I loaded the backing and batting of The Tennis Quilt on the longarm. The top has since been draped over the rest, but I wasn't "in the mood" to begin the quilting.
Instead, I took a little tour through BlogLand and spent some time on Ravelry, where one of my friends posted about the Make Do Quilt Challenge and Giveaway that Sherri Lynn Wood (author of The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters) is hosting. LINK to further information for those of you who are interested.
On MONDAY morning, I went to Knit Group for a while and then went to visit a friend. This is the THIRD Monday of the month, so that means that I was off to Quilt Guild after my visit.
TUESDAY, I had a full day to devote to The Tennis Quilt. I got an early start and...
Hit a snag after lunch. :o((
Went of to "Get Lit and Knit" Night at Mebane Knights. My friend, Tracy, coined the phrase a couple of months ago and reminded us about it at Knit Group on Monday. I just MIGHT have had a glass of wine with dinner! :P
I bet some of you would have wanted to drive off with THIS:
Strange place to set up shop!!
On WEDNESDAY, I spent the morning with a friend and the afternoon making miles of quilt binding:
When early evening rolled around, I realized that I didn't get around to posting the Mail Call Monday post that I promised last week, so I put that together for your reading pleasure:
Before bed, I posted my latest quilt finish HERE. The photos below give a peek at the quilting...
No, I didn't bother to match the seam on the panels of backing.
THURSDAY was the day I bound the Tennis Quilt. Hooray!! Just in time for Move-In Day:
After my weekly Quilt Group meeting, of course!!
It was fighting me every step of the way. I miss cut the angle for joining the binding, ran out of bobbin thread while stitching on the last section, and chose the wrong color for sewing down the binding! Issues, but it was STILL delivered before dinner. :o))
FRIDAY was Move-In Day at UNC Chapel Hill for DS2. You know what that means, don't you???
We are officially Empty Nesters!!! Well... Unless you count my recently adopted longarm quilting machine. :o))
SATURDAY is Angela's LINK PARTY for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. After joining in the linky fun... Even though I made NO purple (or gray) progress this week... It was an ESPECIALLY busy week!! No comments from the peanut gallery. :P
Follow me to BlogLand for some quilty inspiration because I doubt seriously that you will have any luck finding it in THIS sad little basket of gray scraps that I found in my sewing room:
The sum total of gray scraps in my stash!!!