Sunday, April 07, 2013

Rainy Day Activities

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I am really not a very disciplined blogger.  It is easier to read other people’s blogs and I sure spend a lot of time at doing just that, than to write a post for my own.  I have been doing some sewing especially on the rainy days, but just not blogged about it much.  The scrappy trip around the world block has been so much fun and I have used it in several ways lately.  I made this baby blanket which I am still sewing the binding on.  I made the center block with Ann Suttons block from the recent Moda Designers blocks.  You can’t tell really but, I also tried my hand at trapunto on those bunny rabbits.  It doesn’t show much but, they sure feel fluffy.  I added a layer of batting and sewed it around each bunny before I made my quilt sandwich, then I cut the excess batting away from the stitching so the bunnies have an extra layer of batting after the quilt is sandwiched.  It was easier than I thought it would be and something I will definitely be using again.

I also recovered my old chair cushions using strips from an old collection of coffee fabrics I had.  I quilted them and sewed them to fit the cushions.  Now they are washable!  The quilting made the cushions just a bit more cushy, loving that part!

Another big project I tackled on a rainy day was to finally paint the ceiling after almost 4 years of living here and already painting the walls several years ago.  I know I should have done it first, but I thought it would be a bigger project than it was.  We have a very open floor plan so the ceiling had to painted all through the house except the bedrooms and bathrooms.  Well, it took me 2 days and 2 gallons of paint, but it is done!  Now I can move on to the next task…putting in new flooring in the bathrooms.

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