Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summer's End

They say Labor Day marks the end of Summer.  Ha!  They don't live in Middle Tennessee where some of our hottest days come well into September and we don't expect the first breath of Fall before October.  Nevertheless, it's still nice to live in a place with four distinct seasons.
Kristen's Cottage



I made good use of the final hot days of August with a couple of finishes and one near finish, thanks to a S'mores slow/no-sew day at Kristen's Craft Cottage.




The second/final border is on Mary's Triangles and the binding prepared.  I'll put the two back pieces together this week and it will be ready to file away for quilting.

Mary's Triangles

The flimsy for S'more Blue went together quickly after laying it out on Wednesday.  I'll work on the back and binding this week then it may go to my LAQ.  I'd like to see what she will do with the raw edge center 4-patches.

S'more Blue

I also managed to get the center of Easy Street together and have cut inner border.  If I can get the borders on this week, that will be another UFO off my list.  Whew!

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Easy Street


(It was an overcast day yesterday so it was hard to get bright photos from the upstairs bridge.)

The negative net used is shrinking, but there's the AQS Chattanooga show next week.  I will try to be good.

Stash report this week:
     In this Week:                    0 yards
     Out this Week:               8.5 yards
     In year to Date:          209.0 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:      173.25 yards
     Net Used 2014           -35.75 yards

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.


12 comments:

  1. You've got lots of fun ahead with those projects! I'm going to Chattanooga too on a bus with Music City. My pocket book is already crying!

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    1. Not sure yet which day(s) I'll be at the show. I'll keep an eye out for you.

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  2. You certainly had a busy week with 2 - almost 3 - finishes.

    Enjoy your time in Chattanooga.

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    1. Maybe we can get together next year ....

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. And thanks for taking a moment to visit. Have a great week!

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  4. Libby, your finishes are looking great! I'm looking forward to seeing what borders you put on Easy Street; they sure can make a difference! Not much quilting for me this week, but I did finish the binding on the quilt I need for a wedding in two weeks, so that was satisfactory. Have a good week! Sharon B.

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  5. All of your quilts look great! I really like Mary's Triangle... great layout for those blocks. And the yellows just sparkle!

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    1. Recently I've seen blocks where MT is just a unit within the block. I guess I'm not done with MTs yet. Hope you've had a restful day. I made potato salad for supper, my only nod to a special occasion.

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  6. I love the Easy Street, and I look forward to seeing your completion of your borders. I love the little cabin too. I dream of a craft cottage, but I'll settle for 5 days in my hotel room in Chattanooga. I've already started packing some UFO's to finish next week. I've got to get them finished, because I know I'll add some more to my UFO list at the show. I hope you have a great week, and a fantastic time in Chattanooga.
    Joy in Nashville

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Joy. I'm only going to be in Chattanooga for two nights but hope to get some serious work done there, too. Want to hook up for a cuppa?

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