Baby Hopscotch Done

Retro Air Ship Propeller’s, scrap quilts

Can’t believe it took me so long to get the binding done on Baby Hopscotch but boy I just wasn’t working on it.  Yesterday though I woke up at 4:30 AM I laid in bed until 5:15 realizing that I was not going to fall back to sleep so got up – made a pot of tea put on an early morning TV show and stitched!  Sometime in the mid-morning hours later after I had done other things too I got it finished, washed and dried.  This little quilt is only 37 x 41 but can be either a baby quilt or a table topper.

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All washed and crinkled from the dryer.  I am getting better at simple straight lines for machine quilting – not a wrinkle or gather in sight on the back!

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While Melanie was over last night and we were watching our Netflix show I stitched on Retro Air Ship Propeller and got all but the circle done.  After she left for home I pressed the block and squared it up – squared at 9.75 inches.  I might trim that down to 9.5 but need to check and make sure on the seam allowance alongside the edges first before I do that.   One block done – how many left to do?  We will see – I’m really not sure if this will be couch size or bed size – I will decide at it goes.   I think I will do a narrow sashing in between blocks and possibly set on point – I really like on point quilts. A pieced outside border perhaps also.  That would cut down on how many blocks are needed by doing sashing and border.   Right now I am just planing to do 2 blocks a month in between other projects but that might drag this project out way too long for me and that number might go up to 3 or 4 . (when I mentioned that I hadn’t hand stitched a quilt in awhile I had forgotten the Wagon’s West quilt but that had been done for awhile and sitting in a box before I got to the quilting)

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It was so nice outside yesterday – low humidity and a high of 77!!  We made hamburgers outside without sweating!  I do not like to cook outside in the summer time here and rarely do so – it is just too hot and sticky – to me that is a fall activity, I do not like to sweat over a grill outside.  Just not something I enjoy.  We spent most of the day outside.

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5 comments… add one
  • Kathi Sep 3, 2016

    Love your sweet little finish.. and it does look sooo scrumptious!! Loving your latest project too! Will enjoy seeing it all come together as you make more blocks of this… on point would be fun too!!! Glad you are having nice weather! Kathi
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  • Marianne Sep 3, 2016

    Oh, I love grilling in summer – I ask Paul to do it, though. He doesn’t mind sweating over the grill! He used to dislike it, but I bought him a meat thermometer and a gas gauge. Just a little technology made it bearable.

  • Deb Sep 3, 2016

    Same amazing weather here; isn’t it wonderful!

    The Baby finished and all crinkled up is lovely, front AND back.

    Love the airship block!
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  • Gretchen Sep 3, 2016

    Your baby quilt is so sweet and cute. You’ve made a good start on the propeller quilt. If you are like me, you’ll start at 2 blocks a month, then realize this is taking too long. Then you will start making more blocks a month. Did I miss something, have you completed the wool applique borders for the Postage Stamp quilt? Blessings, Gretchen
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  • Kathy ... aka Nana Sep 3, 2016

    Beautiful quilt … well done on the quilting! It’s going to warm up here over the next few days. Hopefully that will be Summer’s last hurrah!
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