Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIWOW June 9, 2011

Hi everyone:

This past week I've been spending time rearranging and cleaning up some of my quilting area. There's still more to be done in my office, but things are looking better in the studio area. 

While cleaning up, I came across my Olivia quilt, which has been languishing in the sauna storage area waiting for it's binding to be attached. I didn't think I had binding for it, but actually I did. And, even better, it was ready to piece together! I stitched it together, pressed it and now it's ready to be attached to the quilt.

 "Olivia's my girl!" ready for binding
Detail of "Olivia's my girl!"
As you know, I've recently quilted a few other quilts and want to attach all the bindings on at one time so I'll have some projects to work on while watching tv in the evenings. I hope to get these stitched on sometime this upcoming week.

I have had some kits for fabric wine bags which will be sold at the "Bags, Babies and Beyond" sale for the Ujamaa Grandmas this fall. I thought I should probably get these done as I'm going to a meeting this week. I haven't made these before, so I read the instructions over several times before I started and they came out quite well.
Wine bags ready to be sold and filled
I also said that I would make some credit card holders for the sale. I went through my stash and picked out enough fabrics to make 6 of them. Here they are ready to be stitched up. I'll need to finish these up soon too!
Credit card holders ready for stitching
In between the quilting, we have several school events going on this week. My son, Jamie, is in a baton group at school and they'll be performing at various elementary schools this week as well as at his/my school and on Friday evening. My daughter, Sarah, has her grade 9 celebration on Wednesday evening and will be running in Betty's Run for ALS Sunday morning with some of her friends. It's their first running event and they're quite excited about it. I just hope that it doesn't rain!
Hope you're enjoying a dry, hot Wednesday!


Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Oh my goodness, I have an almost 4 year old little girl that would LOVE that Olivia quilt - so cute!!!

I've done Bettys run for ALS before - such a great route through the Weasel head and for a great cause. Hopefully the weather holds out for your daughter!!

Diane McGregor said...

Love the colors in your quilt.

Chatterbox Quilts said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies. I'd forgotten how cute the Olivia quilt was, so really need to get it bound so it can actually be used! Weather looks like it might be good for Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed!