Sunday, October 27, 2013

a slow week

This past week my hubby was out of town at a training and I had high hopes of getting a lot of quilting done in his absence.  Instead I got a lot done around the house.

I did sew the base for the next Merry Merry Snowmen block and got all of the pieces for the applique cut and placed.  Yesterday I started sewing the pieces down while listening to football.


Lots more pieces to sew down, but I made a pretty good start.

He was due home Thursday night, so I needed to get the hexies sewn to the couch before he got home and could stop me.  That was a lot harder than I expected (and help from the fur-babies made it even harder) and I don't see a future in reupholstery for me, but it's done!


The hubby said he saw that I "uglied up the couch" when he returned, but he hasn't told me to take it off yet, so I think it's good.  And so far, so good with the cats not bothering it.  But now I've realized there are a few other corners that might need attention...

And today I decided I needed to take a bit of time and finish those Mandarin Express blocks.  It's only been since July when I started them, so it's about time...


I believe there are 63 blocks here, so a 9x7 layout will get them together, right?  I guess that's the next step, but it looks pretty green in this photo...greener than I expected, but green is okay.  Who knows how long this will take to get to the next step, but I'm not in any hurry...obviously...

The hubby is now sick - this is what happens when instead of mowing the lawn on your Friday off you spend the time with your year and a half old niece who has a cold - so I have the afternoon to myself.  Probably a good time to work a bit more on the snowman blocks, as the sewing machine makes enough noise to disrupt the hubby's sleep...

Happy quilting,
Katie

7 comments:

Marsha said...

To me it looks like you accomplished quite a bit. The snowmen are so cute, I love snowmen of all kinds. I like the couch, it really looks good. In a few weeks, hubby won't even notice it. You did a lot on Mandarin Express, too. I can't wait to see how it finishes. Enjoy working on those snowmen!

---"Love" said...

I never would have thought of the hexies on the couch, but I do think they look good --- certainly much nicer than the kitty damage! Your Mandarin Express blocks will make a very cheerful quilt, and you'll have it together before you know it! But...get your priorities down right --- Christmas is coming soon, so I'm sure you know those snowmen require immediate attention! *wink* Have fun! ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

Well you've got a darn lot more than I achieved which was absolutely nothing. Working six days a week really cramps my style. I think your couch hexies are a terrific solution and look good too.

Beth said...

Looks like a good week with plenty of sewing. The snowmen are so cute. I like your couch. Did you use a curved needle? They make it easier (not easy, just less difficult).
Mandarin Express is getting there. I know you will get it intoa top in no time.
Hope the hubby feels better. Hope you do not catch the cold.

Ruth said...

I think it's best to go ahead with an idea without letting the men know about it ahead of time. Especially when it's not a huge remodel. Hee Hee! Sounds like he'll adjust to the couch easily enough. The appliqué block will be so cute! Good luck on the Mandarine Express. It looks like a fun quilt.

canuckquilter said...

It seems you did get some sewing in, if not as much as you would have liked. You get points for getting stuff done around the house too. I need to set my mind to that one of these days. I like the "uglied up" couch :) I looks way more pretty and cheerful than shredded fabric!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Love your purple snowmen and your Mandarin Express blocks - but I especially love your hexie solution!!