Monday, November 24, 2014

Halloween quilt and driveway

I am so tired I can hardly type. Thursday and Sunday my quilting friend Stephanie came over to pin baste quilts. On Thursday she did this quilt.

After 6 hours of quilting she then bound it and needed to pin baste another quilt. So she came back on Sunday and pin basted this quilt that is suppose to be the mushroom from Mario Brother's video game. With both quilts I helped her tape down the backs, smooth out the batting and the tops, but she did all the pin basting so I could continue to machine quilt Thursday and power wash on Sunday.

The weather was so nice on Sunday, in the 50's, that I needed to get the mud cleaned up in the driveway from the big construction project. The contractor had swept up a bit, but it is hard to sweep up frozen mud and rocks! I power washed the driveway using a shovel to scrap up the 1/4"+ thick mud and used a broom to help move the water and dirt along.

My driveway is not sloped correctly as the section of concrete have settled over the years. There is an area at the left side where I just had to push some the water and dirt over to let the water dissipate and I will have to go back and shovel up the mud left behind. So now the driveway is pretty clean!

I also backfilled in the curb at the foundation repair. It was so muddy that the clay was sticking to my shoes more than staying where I was trying to pack it down. This whole area is where they put in the drain piping and curb is going to need some cleaning up in the spring.

I got my haircut Saturday morning, so other than that and the previous activities I already talked about I was quilting on the Moda Halloween quilt. Since there was a Clint Eastword marathon on Saturday on more than one channel to keep me company, I just kept quilting. I finally went to bed at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning and was up by 7:15. Overall I managed to get 22 blocks quilted. I now have 11 more to go. Here is what the schedule looks like now. The red is the if I don't sleep at all schedule and you can see that didn't happen!

I decided to make a little drawing of the quilt and X out when I finished a block just so I see that I am making progress

although sitting at the machine all I keep seeing are lots of safety pins


Exuberant Color said...

You are working so hard. I hope you can take a break from it and sew all winter.

Vicki W said...

I sure hope there is a light at the end of your chore tunnel so you get some time for yourself!

QuiltSwissy said...

You made a lot of progress! Ignore the number of safety pins. Get in the zone and zen out on the linework.