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.
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!
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)
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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