How do you start off your morning – me – a cup of coffee and blog reading and catching up on e mail and yahoo groups. Only problem with this is that time can really get away from you fast and before you know it even if I start at 6:30 I might still be sitting here at 9!! Bad girl—other things to do. And that is after I cut back on the blogs in my reader!! I had 168 blogs on my reader – how did that happen? Now it is cut back to 116 – I just had to for my sanity. I really need to cut it back even more but there are so many interesting blogs out there and not every one posts everyday. (my view out to the workshop and the sunflowers and tomatoes.)
After I got myself off the computer and ready for the day I got busy picking some tomatoes that were just about ripe – I like to pick them before completely ripe and put them on the windowsill. They ripen so quickly that way and are within easy reach when needed. Seeing as I am not really into canning all that much I find that I like just having a small amount ready at a time.
Fresh granola made also and some laundry done and time to fiddle around with quilting projects.
Patchwork of the Crosses now has it’s squared off border of aqua colors – next is to measure and cut white, light aqua and dark aqua strips which will then go around this – next sewing strings of 90 degree hexagons together to be appliqued down the middle of those strips. Different from the original but what can I say – I like to be a little different.
Tuesday nights quilting at the frame more progress on the Red and Green:
Now on to Love Entwined. This quilt is going to take a lot of time have I said that? I was busy today taping the template together for the center medallion. That meant it was time to extend my cutting table out and have room to work. It is supposed to be 31.5 inches – mine for some reason has turned out 31.75 inches!! which means either trying to print the whole thing out all over again or fudging here and there while I make it – which is of course what I will do as I do not aim for perfection LOL. Part 3 and I believe 4 well have more that go in to this medallion! Really by changing the size slightly and I mean very slightly on some pieces it should work out ok.
To refresh your memories this is what the quilt looks like in this particular color scheme – quite a bit more in that center isn’t there! In fact there is a heck of a lot of stuff in there!! Well I do all of it? I really don’t know at this point. It is a historical quilt and this is a Esther’s design as she saw it from the black and white photo in the book she found it in.
I left off at trying to find the center for the mariners compass before I quit for the day to get supper ready and then got back to hand quilting last evening – next up I need to make sure it is centered and pin in place and applique it down. Then I will start with the applique around the compass and go from there.
This is what we do for part two.