Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sewing on Saturday

Baby Girl Quilt

I spent a good part of the afternoon sewing the baby girl quilt.  The borders have been attached, the batting and backing are in place, and I've machine quilted "in the ditch" between the horizontal rows.  I didn't sew between the vertical columns because one, I got tired and I tend to make more mistakes when I am tired.  The borders have been taken to the back and pinned in place - I will sew them down by hand, next week. 

Close Up
The solid pastel green squares don't photograph true to color, but it is a mint green, rather than baby blue.  The white patterned fabric was a bit thin and see through, so I lined each square with plain white fabric to make the pattern show up, better. 

Backing Fabric

It is a very soft, pastel colored quilt, but, I am pleased with how it turned out.   The quilt is backed with the elephants in circles fabric (cotton flannel). 

In the evening, I wrapped up the baby boy quilt and made a card to go with it.  I also looked up directions to drive to the church and the venue where the reception will be held, afterwards.  I am hoping I will be able to get a ride with cousin P and her daughter, but, if they are unable to take me, then, I will drive myself.

Today, I called and reminded family and friends about next Saturday's prayer gathering. 

Lunch was rice with lentils and mackerel curry.  For dinner, I cooked steak and broccoli. 

Today, I am grateful for:
- A working sewing machine
- Electricity to run the sewing machine
- Being able to play with fabric
- A warm, sunny day
- Video chatting with my daughter

Today's joyful activity was sewing the quilt.

Plans for tomorrow include attending my cousin's grandson's Christening and reception, afterwards.

How was your Saturday?  What are your plans for Sunday?


  1. You finished it! Beautiful! Andrea

    1. Thank you, Andrea. Just need to hand sew the border down to make the binding. :)

  2. You are amazing! Need a baby gift? You just sew up a lovely quilt!

  3. The quilt is gorgeous. It will be so useful to use either as a cot quilt or a play mat. I'm sure the recipient will be very grateful. X

  4. Oh my goodness, That quilt is just fantastic! What a lucky little girl

  5. That is so so pretty. You do beautiful work. I am yearning for a new sewing machine and would like to pass my current one along to my daughter. of these days....maybe.
    I like your thankful list. xo Diana

    1. Thank you, Diana. I hope you are able to get a new sewing machine, one of these days. :) I've been doing the daily gratitude lists for quite awhile, now. Helps to keep me focused on the good things. :)

  6. I really love the quilt, it is so sweet. I'm sure the little girl will love it.
    This is Thanksgiving weekend and we had a great turkey dinner with the family and I didn't have to wrestle the bird into the oven as we went to the buffet! We all had a walk by the river in the afternoon to get our appetites into gear.

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. I like how the quilt turned out. :) I think celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with family is wonderful, especially if you don't have to cook and clean up, afterwards! :D

  7. Your quilt turned out so nicely. The colors are so soft and sweet.

    1. Thank you, Debra. It's almost a bit too sweet, but, that's OK. I like it! :D


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