Monday, June 23, 2014

Quilting with Peg

What a busy weekend! Before Peg came up to stay overnight and sew, my brother came over Saturday morning to install the new lights in the studio.
The old lights were horrible. They threw off a yellow light and the room was dark for sewing even when they were on.

Here are the new LED lights. It is like daylight when they are on! The difference is incrediable!

Peg worked on a vertaran's quilt. She is not going to applique the stars on or add the border at the bottom, but put a border all the way around to get the correct size required.

I worked on my ocean quilt a bit by sewing the units of beach into rows. I couldn't sew the rows together because I need to use the whole table and since I was sharing the table with Peg it just would have been too difficult to do. After I got as far as I could, I decided to sort out the Halloween fabrics and get the FQ's cut and organized for the three quilts I am going to make. I found that I only had four purple fabrics so either I will just use those and use grays for the rest of the blocks or maybe search out a few more purples.

I had bought the Ghastlies pink fabrics to put with the purples, but once I laid them out together I didn't like the pinks. They are dirty looking next to the gray, purple and white fabrics.

Next I worked on the fabrics for the green and orange quilt. I also starting cutting and sewing the blocks.

The third quilt is going to be one made with only Moda Halloween fabrics. I think I have fabrics from three or four lines.

While my brother was over Saturday morning I helped him move the other sewing cabinet I have that was my Mom's down to the studio so Peg would have her own space to sew(Peg sat at the space to the right). She loved it! She said I could have retreats for one person now since they would have their own sewing space, bedroom and bathroom!

I cooked some tasty food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - omelet with fresh mushrooms, turkey bacon and cheese, marinated lake trout, brown rice and fresh mushroom, and fresh pineapple, and lasagna. I have lots of leftovers for lunches this week!

3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

It sounds like a fun weekend! I'm glad you got new lights since you do a lot of evening sewing.

QuiltSwissy said...

Hoope you and Peg had a good weekend of sewing. Love the Halloween quilt work.

Vicki W said...

So glad your room is done and you can see again!