I decided yesterday to start another very easy baby quilt for Operation Home Front and with just a little work this morning the top will be done and I can set about machine quilting with straight lines – that is if I have enough batting – I have a king size batting that I do not want to cut into and two queen sizes battings ordered but haven’t arrived. I have some pieces and I think there will be enough of them to piece together. Otherwise I will run to Hobby Lobby to get a small piece. This time I broke into my box of 5 inch squares – and again – barely made a dent. This baby quilt will be a 36 inch square – I think that is big enough for a baby quilt and can be used for nap time for several years really. The bottom half shown is sewed together = the top 4 rows are in rows but not together yet. Very bright and colorful both pinks and blues and other colors so hopefully it will be felt it can be for either a boy or a girl.
Also although I haven’t mentioned the William Morris in Applique for awhile now I have been working now and then on the second block for Floral Fantasy – I just hadn’t been putting much time on it while I was working on the Rainbow quilt and the Patchwork of the Crosses trying to get enough blocks done to add more rows. Not my best work on this second block – I found the brownish color and the yellow frayed very easily and I think I will be putting that whole packet of fabric aside for a different quilt – it doesn’t applique well at all. I don’t remember where I got it – I think I picked it up in Hannibal Missouri on our last trip. Plenty of other fabric to use in these blocks and I will make sure to pick something else out for the next block.
I was watching Downton Abbey last evening and although I was only going to watch one show I ended up watching two of them. After I finished up the Floral Fantasy block I really didn’t want to get started on the Patchwork of the Crosses rows so I got out the Diamonds are Forever hexies and made some more of them – I believe there are 21 or so in the box now. A very long way to go on these as I need over 200 of them.
So what is everyone else working on today? I don’t have much house cleaning to do as I actually did some yesterday and also on Friday – even laundry was done yesterday afternoon – I think I can actually sew as much as I want to today!