Saturday, April 22, 2017

En Provence (Ain't No Sunshine) Top is Finished!


En Provence (and all Bonnie Hunter quilts I've made!) are those quilts which make me say, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can." Just like the little engine that could. Just keep going. Just keep going.


And eventually, EVENTUALLY, I do it. And I did. Yay! Another finished top! And that was enough machine sewing yesterday - I rested my back the rest of the day with a bit of appliqué.


And when I finished the top, I cleaned out my Wednesday bin. I put away all the leftover strips and chunks of fabric. And now my Wednesday bin is empty.

I love this quilt and can't wait to quilt it...as soon as I finish quilting Autumn Garden. Oh, and I have a good name for it. You remember I left out all the yellow? So I think I'll call it, "Ain't No Sunshine." Works for me.

I need to revamp my entire weekly schedule. Let's see, I finished my Wednesday top and my Thursday top. I still have the dresdens (Gardenvale) in progress, along with The Bee's Knees curved hexie quilt, The Farmer's Wife hand piecing, and the Rowdy Flat Library Quilt. And then there's the t-shirt I need to finish. I have another quilt kit I purchased in Houston last Fall - I need to pull it out and do the cutting. And I now have a queue waiting for machine quilting. Lots of fun projects still to come!

As for today...Hubby's headed to the golf course this morning and I think I'll work on collaging the back of the t-shirt and cutting it out. It will be easy to cut out the sleeves and collar because they will have only one piece of fabric each. If I could get these remaining pieces ready, sewing the top together will be a piece of cake.

Last night I cooked collards and navy beans with a bit of ham. And cornbread. Yum! True Southern cooking! I don't do this often, but we enjoy it when I do.

Enjoy your day!


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