I had such a nice, relaxing day in the Sweat Shop on Sunday. It's been a few weeks since I had a day with no demands or chores that absolutely HAD to be done. In fact, on Sunday I never did change out of my jammies or do much more than run a wash cloth over my face and drag a comb through my hair!
After I finished my four scrappy blocks that I'll show you next week (and, by the way, I checked--four more weeks worth of blocks still to make, so I'm not THAT close yet), I pulled out my almost-done Autumn House quilt and finished the borders. Want to see it?
This is a Bunny Hill pattern; you may remember that last year, three of my stitchery friends and I worked on it as a block of the month project. Between the four of us, we collected most of the fabrics that were used in the original quilt. That was quite a feat since the quilt was several years old. Using "original" fabrics isn't something I normally care very much about, but it was fun to do with this quilt and kind of a challenge to track the fabrics down.
Each month, we'd gather at someone's house and cut "kits" for each of us. When we didn't have the "original" fabric, we'd audition substitute fabrics and sometimes we'd make different choices, so each of our quilts is a little bit different from the others. I think my three friends finished the quilt top before I did and at least one of them has been sent out to be quilted, but I don't think any of them are totally completed yet. I hope, though, that we'll all have them done and hung once autumn rolls around.
Sadly the weekend's over and staying holed up in the Sweat Shop with my jammies on isn't an option for the next few days. I hope you had a lovely weekend too!