We got about 2 inches of rain yesterday and the temperature jumped up to close to 50 degrees – wow a difference a day makes and now it is to be in the 50’s for the next 5 days or so – winter isn’t over by a long shot – I wish it was but I expect cold temps to come back the way this winter has been.
Thank you everyone for the compliments on my quilt. I love doing applique and I have at least 4 or 5 more projects that I want to make where applique will be the main focus, one – actually make that 2 of them is from Deborah Kemball, I bought one of her books and a pattern – I would love to make both of them and get back to work on Love Entwined by Esther – but first I need to finish the Floral Fantasy by Michelle Hill. Of course I will probably get back to work on Love Entwined at the same time. I am trying to finish things though and not work on too many at a time – we will see how long that last, right now I am working on 3 things with one on hold.
Speaking of which the corners are now glue basted in place and ready for applique - I will leave the rest of the border applique not on the quilt until I am ready for it as I would like to get these corners done first. A lot more work to do on this one.
Here is the Red and Green laying on the floor at quilting today. Everyone loved it and I love it too. The quilt measures 93 inches – it shrunk between the massive amount of quilting that I put in it and letting it soak for hours, washing it 2 times and the dryer – it is still big enough to fit on the bed and that is what counts. It has that lovely antique crinkly look that I love, I have been asked I’m I planning on entering the quilt in a show – I never make a quilt specifically for a show, I don’t want the pressure and stress I make for me and my enjoyment.
The Red and Green laying on top of Joseph’s Coat – you can see the sides aren’t as long as I would like – but it is still plenty big enough.
This much of the Diamonds are Forever put together – I have an extra white piece in there LOL I just noticed it, I will be doing rows by the diagonal so when I get the next row ready to attach I will take care of that. I have been working on this for about a week now I guess – I don’t know how often I will work on it but I hope to make steady progress.
I rolled the quilt Uncommon, Common Bride down on the hand quilting frame and got started on this area – it is coming along nicely.
Yesterday I squeezed in finishing up the 4th wire basket of scraps! I got it out the other day and it took me 3 days of work but I got that one done! It wasn’t really hard to do this basket as a lot of the pieces were large enough to fold as fat quarters, all slightly smaller than a fq but I didn’t want to cut them small. Now they just need to go in the proper boxes today and hopefully I will get busy on basket #5 which won’t have a lot of cutting as it looks like there are a lot of fq sizes in it.
The birds have been busy this week with the cold weather and as I sit in the sewing room I am constantly looking out to see what is around and to my surprised I saw blue birds! I rarely see blue birds – I don’t know which variety they are though – 3 on the ground and one more flying in for a landing.
A cardinal on an ice covered post.
I’m not sure what bird this is – kind of stripes on it, I don’t see it real often either – that is ice covered ground there from the storm on Wednesday night and Thursday.
And the feeders were ice covered again – but all was melted yesterday when the warmer weather moved in along with a lot of rain.
Hope the weather is treating you better wherever you are than it was earlier in the week.
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