Monday, July 10, 2017

A good weekend

Saturday morning I watched the Tour and got the Harley quilt top put together. It is 81" x 95".

I then headed to my brother's house. The band had a private party to play and I went along to help with the unloading, loading, and to take care of the merchandise booth. It was a perfect evening weather wise.

The food was great! Pulled chicken, pulled pork, brisket, garlic and mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cornbread, cole slaw, and more. Plenty to drink - alcoholic and otherwise, a huge cake (it was a party for a birthday and retirement) then to make sure no one went hungry they had pizza delivered. The band played for a couple of hours and everyone seemed to have a good time.

I did work on the R.E.M. quilt a bit while I sat at the merchandise booth. I got the rest of the last border done and started on adding more embroidery to one of the shirts.

I didn't get to bed until midnight and I had to get up at 6:30 to watch the Tour. I managed to get the backing for the Harley quilt sewn together and the quilt pin basted. I started quilting it and now have 16.5% quilted which in this picture are the shirts over to the right.

MY SIL's Uncle is a workworker and he has been making me some lovely items. I will have to post pictures of those tomorrow, but I thought I would give him and his wife a quilt - one of those 50 I have laying around. The quilt was made with blocks I won at my quilt group in 2004. I dyed the fabric for the border and sashing. Look how it fits their bed perfectly! Uncle Frank made that bed 30 years ago. Don't they look cute holding it up?

I also gave my nephew a quilt for his bed a couple weeks ago. This is the one

Now I only have 48 quilts sitting around instead of 50!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You are making fast headway on the Harley quilt. It is a nice change of pace between sessions on the REM quilt.

Vicki W said...

That's not a good weekend, that's a GREAT weekend!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Ohhh I love that last quilt the best!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

I bought you an eagles t shirt on Friday. Now I can't find it. I need to go look into my car in depth and see if it fell out the bag. it is black, my interior is black.....

Kaja said...

A band on the porch (if I had one) would be my idea of a perfect party - sounds like a great weekend.