Wow, who knew that when I made my post last Friday that I would be watching my grand-daughter make her appearance that night. What a wonderful experience that was!!! And now we have marked our first week with her in our lives and our first Holiday. What a wonderful gift we have been given.
Our menu was a little different than tradition. We had Filet Mignon, twice baked potatoes, roast veggies, and dessert. The dessert options were pumpkin pies, that I forgot to add sugar to, and cheesecake!! So Thankful I ordered the cheesecake!! We did a craft, but only had enough rope to make 1! Wish that tutorial had actually included yardages! And our dinner table was full!!
Before all the prep for Thanksgiving I got some sewing done. I started my tablescraps project on Tuesday while sewing with friends and was able to get the top and back made by early evening on Wednesday. I had a few charm packs with red and cream pieces that I was planning to use for an Orange Peel table topper. But, I only had enough to make 16 blocks and I needed 24 blocks. So, I started with 12 blocks, but it just wasn’t enough.
So I went back to the charm pack and picked out some other colors and neutrals. I made 12 more blocks and then was ready to play with my design. The dilemma was, how to arrange them!!! I can’t do scrappy very well. But I went to the mat and changed pieces here and there until I was happy with the layout. And then invariably I make a misstep and, oh well! LOL.
Once it was pieced I got going on the borders. I had a piece that I was dying to use since all the colors in the peels are in the border fabric. Love it!
And then I cobbled together a back by using up some of the remaining squares and border fabric. Now to find time to quilt it!
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