Tea and Jam and Quilts

I’ve been neglecting my sewing room a little bit. I think I’m stuck on True Blue and it’s harshing my flow, if you speak surfer slang. This gift quilt for my grieving friend is at the half-way point and I just keep walking a wide circle around it.

The weekend of the Royal Wedding, I spent an early morning procrastibaking when I certainly could have been sewing. Instead I made scones and tea cake and three kinds of tea sandwiches (egg salad, cucumber, ham salad) to enjoy while I watched those beautiful, accomplished, and lovely people get married.


Unfortunately I had to eat that scone with store-bought strawberry jam. I’m out of the good wild homemade stuff!

High tea was yummy, but it didn’t get my True Blue quilt finished, now did it?

It occurred to me that perhaps I am just saturated in blue and maybe if I made something red, it would inspire me to get back to creating. So I started randomly sewing red and yellow scraps together to make a long-needed nightstand cover.


The nightstand cover is everything inside and including the red border. The gingham background is another quilt I made which was inspired by Red Pepper Quilts. 

The cover came together quickly. But you can tell I’ve been practicing machine quilting when there is a trail of tiny shreds around my usual resting spots.


Yep, had the whole thing quilted and then realized that I scrambled one edge of the backing. I remain undaunted!

Now it’s too hot to bake, so I guess I’m going to have to settle down and get these two projects completed.

What is your favorite procrastination activity?

6 thoughts on “Tea and Jam and Quilts

  1. Chela's Colchas y Mas says:

    I bought scones to celebrate the big event.😃 My procrastinating technique is to work on numerous piddaly small projects that give me a sense of accomplishment because I get something finished.

  2. tierneycreates says:

    Procrastibaking! I love this! I can add the phrase “procrast…” to so many things – love it! Your scones, tea cake and sandwiches sound awesome! Love the reds and the rest of your palette in your nightstand cover.

  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Good Morning! Well, your prosrastibaking looks delicious. And you did need to have something very English and special for the wedding ceremony and reception you know! As for True Blue, I suspect there just may be a bit of grieving going on with you as well. Your heart certainly isn’t in finishing that quilt for obvious reasons. {{Hugs}} Maybe you need to go give your good friend a {{hug}} and have a good cry. That may just be the ticket to get your head back in that particular game, or maybe not. Your friend will understand – I know she will. Happy Saturday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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