Circles Done

by Karen on July 14, 2012

in quilts

I got my circles all made yesterday for the Red and Green quilt.  It didn’t take a long time seeing as they are good size circles and I only need 16 of them (I think).  I decided to set the ironing board up in front of the chair in the living room and sit to watch tv while making them instead of standing.  I had just walked for an hour at the fitness center and needed to get off my legs!

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Sometimes I just use steam to set my circles but I wanted to make sure these stayed pressed as I plan on glue basting one border at a time – work on it until finished, then glue baste the next border and on and on until it is finished.  These should stay pressed because I put a little dab of starch all the way around the circle and then press.  A little container of any size works and I use a stencil brush to dab the starch on the circles – just on the edge.  I will put the unused circles away until needed so they will keep their shape.

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All done –nice and crisp.

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I had not been placing bird seed out for sometime – just didn’t get around to it and sometimes I don’t in the summer time as the birds don’t come around as much as they do in the winter but what with the drought I thought I should get busy and feed the birds again.  I hung this little feeder out on the edge of the deck so I could see them come and go.  They came pretty quickly after hanging it out.  I have a larger feeder further away from the house.

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A squirrel reclining in the shady tree in the middle of the hot afternoon.

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Good news from the water company – they had an article in the paper this morning that said they are lifting the mandatory water conservation outside (no outside water use) to voluntary conservation.  I guess our rain that has been scattered around the county has helped.  I still have some rain water stored in containers that I will continue to use until it is used up and leave the containers in place in case we get more rain but it is nice to know that the situation has improved a little bit.

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Nedra July 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

I still need to make a lot of circles for one quilt I am working on, and I’m trying to decide which method to use. I like your suggestion of starch.
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Heather July 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

For me, circles are one of those bite the bullet and get them done things. I might not enjoy making them, but they sure can add to a project.

Miriam July 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Glad your water restrictions have eased. I hope the rain continues to fall and you get some where you live.
That squirrel is very cute!!!
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anina July 15, 2012 at 10:38 am

I don’t think my ironing board can go that low! I should look into it.
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