BJ and I did not go to the Spring retreat in Colorado this week, a couple of reasons, my illness that left me too wiped out for an 1100 mile round trip driven over only 4 days, and BJ's dog Teddy who had major surgery last week and is needing close attention. It's very hard to leave your furry friends when they are ill. Instead we are staying in Phx. and getting things done around our homes and sewing.
This week then was an opportunity for some simple sewing piecing together a couple of backings, having spent most of the week recuperating from the vicious virus that youngest DGS brought to us no doubt courtesy of his preschool friends! These little ones are walking germs and it is impossible to prevent them from sharing said germs with each other-and then their families! Such generosity, LOL.
Constructing a couple of backings was about all I felt up to tackling once I got over the worst of the illness and could think about how to entertain myself other than reading or audiobooks- I am not much of a TV devotee.
Today, back at the gym and feeling almost"normal" again but whew, that was not fun!
The first backing above is for the pink and brown quilt
and uses up most of that fabric collection, and some of what's still left will be used for a pieced scrappy binding.
The second, below, will back the"Olivia Pig Exercises" quilt
a top I finished at Fall retreat in Colorado last year
Now both of these tops are ready to quilt as soon as I please because I do not currently have a line up of client quilts on which to focus and I can take the time to get a few of my own finished up.
I have come to really love scrappy backings but for me they must have some sort of "order".