Last night I was working on the hand quilting for the Farmers Wife quilt and more progress! I am actually getting close to getting all of the blocks and white border half square triangles and corners finished. Still need to figure out what to do with the borders – the black and red. I might end up doing a cross hatch on that – I’m not sure.
This is the area left to quilt – I actually need to move that hoop – that block is quilted as of last night. 3 pieced blocks to quilt and one flower – then 5 of the white spaces along the edge and sashing. Just a couple more days of this and I can figure out what to do with the border. I have suddenly been spending more time with this one – whenever I see a finish in sight I get busy on it.
I will be glad to get this one done and have a finish. I have several small tops that I have finished this year but I don’t believe I have any finished quilt this year! When this one gets done I have two more small tops that can be quilted in the hoop.
The rain hasn’t started here yet, later today I’m sure from the looks of the weather map – back to more March like temperatures for a couple days it looks like then right back to unusually warmer temperatures again by Thursday or Friday I think – I do believe we are not going to get any more colder temperatures this month – what weird weather we are having this spring for most of the country.
Before I forget – one last thing. Someone left a comment the other day about a place to find rotary blades cheaper than using a Hobby Lobby 40% off — ebay!! I rarely use ebay – I know a lot of people do use it though. She mentioned that you can find blades close to $2 each. I checked and found a 5 pack for $12.99 with free shipping and handling – I ordered them and they are on the way – now I will have some spares on hand. That came out to $2.60 a blade compared to the $4.19 with the 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby.