Before I forget about it I want to mention that Craftsy is having a sale on 400+ classes now through Sunday night. Now is the time to check it out if you want to save money on a class and there are plenty to check through.
I forced myself to sit through morning news shows yesterday to work on the binding of the Tumbling into Insanity quilt and then again last night through a NCIS on Netflix and the first republican political debate – of which I won’t comment on LOL – I wanted to get an idea of what all these guys are about there are so many of them – I still don’t know on that!! But I’m pleased to say I did get my binding done and the quilt will be washed today!! I cut the tumblers out last year in July and started to stitch it in August last year – to be done with this quilt in one year wouldn’t have been possibly other than the fact that I machine quilted it on my sewing machine. And although I as a mainly hand quilter never really thought I would be pleased with a quilt done by machine I am with this one and I think it will be one of my favorites. I just love scrappy quilts!! I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Crazy Mom Quilts.
More blocks were done yesterday afternoon for the Winter Wonderland quilt. These blocks certainly go fast – cutting goes quickly and then line them up and chain piece, I try to do about 6 or more at one time.
I must say though that this jelly roll I am using right now has to be one of the worse cut rolls I have ever used!! every single strip is “bumped” in the middle where they were folded at so that small space is a waste. I really haven’t had one like this before although I know a lot of you had mentioned you had bad experiences with jelly rolls.
Now just a tease but in my “spare time” I am cutting out a new Inklingo project – I will not start it for awhile but cutting has started. Hint this pattern is from one of the quilts I mentioned awhile back from the Big Book of Scrap Quilts – I showed three photos then and one of those quilts can be done with Inklingo. I am not cutting out all the fabric needed for this quilt right now – only for 4 blocks I will bring these along with us when we take our next trip in the motorhome at the end of September. I am not going to go over board on projects like I did last year and then not get done with much!! This will be a shorter trip and I have been learning that I do more reading then stitching when on the road. (this fabric is from a layer cake of Persimmon – Basic Grey if I don’t have enough which I probably won’t I feel that scraps can be mixed in just fine).
Thanks for all the ideas on a name for the Lemoyne Star quilt – I have written them all down and I am going to think about it for a couple days or week and try to decide on something soon! There are a couple that stand out to me.