Every single year for the past twelve, one or both of my kids has moved into a different apartment and I’ve been there to provide free labor. Yesterday Jim and I drove to La Crosse to move Jen’s belongings into storage boxes which will be unloaded at her new place in a couple of weeks or so. When I got up this morning I decided this would be the last time. I’m getting too old to haul boxes and furniture up and down stairs. My back was so sore it hurt to stand at the frame. Thankfully, after a little while though, the tightness eased and I was back in business. Further proof that quilting cures what ails you!!
This is the second quilt I’ve had on the frame this week. It is called Sideways and Byways by This and That Patterns. It will be a donation quilt so I don’t want to spend a lot of’ time on the quilting, but still want it to look nice. This is also the kind of quilt where I like to try out some new techniques. I’m quilting straight lines in the blocks, then will do some free motion motifs in the sashing and borders. Haven’t quite figured that out yet, but something will come to me by the time I finish all the boring straight lines.
Earlier in the week, I finished the second of the “ugly twins” quilts. Like the first one, I just did a free hand overall loopy design. This quilt isn’t very big, 48” x 60”, so the quilting was done in no time! Woo hoo!
I even worked on the binding on the drive to La Crosse yesterday. It would have been nice to get both of these finished but my sewing time is over for the week so it will have to wait.
Pat in Appleton says
You’re outdoing yourself this week. Very nice!
Barbara McDonald says
Hi! Your “ugly” (?) quilt reminds me of one of my favorite quilts a friend of mine owns; very nearly the same pattern, but the colors are pink and brown, using reproduction prints. I wish I had a good picture to show you!
Regardless, I like your “Pretty in Pink” quilt!!
Yes, quilting cures what ails us! I wish I had that cure. =) I agree with you about this being the last time. It’s time for their friends to help, or someone from church, or even, gasp! Rent-a-mover types. LOL It’s funny how our children think we can go on forever. They’re all grown up, but they don’t seem to realize that the years add up for us, too.