Sunday is a fine time to slow down, take a break from the week and relax. I’ve been taking some time to do some handwork, starting a Redwork Project a couple of weeks ago. Only a little bit has been accomplished so far though.
I did get the bottom section finished last time I had a bit of stitching time, and started on the Santa.
But, most of my time lately has been taken up with preparing for the Mountain Regional State Fair coming up in September. Turn in day is just over 3 weeks away at this point, and I have a lot to do. This year I made it a goal to get everything ready ahead of the deadline, not the night before, LOL!! Three of my quilts needed temporary sleeves for hanging. I have a tutorial on that – Temporary Hanging Sleeves.
I put these on by hand with long whip stitches that are easy to remove, but will hold the quilt.
Then all the quilts needed labels. All the labels have to be covered with pinned fabric or paper to cover the name of the maker.
I’ll be entering Scrap Dance Square Dance in the bed quilts category. I am working on that pattern now, and hope to have it published in early September.
I found a scrap of the same backing fabric to cover the label, as the backs will be visible. The quilts hang from the ceiling of the exhibit center at the fair so they can be seen but not handled.
Chocolate Cherries is entered in the throw quilts category. Chocolate Cherries Quilt Pattern is still on introductory sale for $5 on Craftsy.
And I had a scrap of its backing to cover the label too.
I am entering Sakura Tsuki, my Japanese art quilt in the wall quilts category.
Amazingly, I found a scrap of its backing fabric to cover the label here as well.
So that’s what I have been working on for now. I still have labels to do for the smaller projects like purses, and table runners. But I have a good start, and this year might get done ahead of schedule. I already have my photographs mounted for the photography competition, and my recipes are written and tested for those competitions as well. I want to make a natural materials art piece from an empty bird nest made by a Carolina wren I found on my veranda. And I still need to get my Christmas ornament and wreath finished for those competitions. So, still a few things to do, Labor Day and the Apple Festival will be here before I know it!!
What are you working on this fine Sunday?
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Slow Sunday Stitching