Sunday was another great day and although I spent most of the day outside working on the dismantling flower bed project I must admit I took a lot of breaks on the porch reading. Two days of windows open – back to closed tonight but you can’t have the fall weather all the time in Arkansas in September.
So here are the Postage Stamp borders next to each other so you can see how they look, The third cluster is not stitched down. Can I stick it out working on this border so I can get this quilt top finished and have one down and out of the way so I can get back to work on the Williamsburg Beauty?
All ready for stitching and the staples holding the pieces down instead of fusing or pins is working out great – thanks for those that had mentioned it to me. As long as you are careful with removal it works out great – I was very careful with removing them from the bird and not a problem, could not see where the staples had been at all.
Saturday night with the windows opened my legs got chilly in the middle of the night and I got Wagon’s West which is a light weight quilt and put it over the legs and then kept it there for last night too! My legs get chilly fast and then I wake up with cramps in them so that is where it will stay. So nice to get some use out of this small couch size quilt – I really hadn’t used it since I finished it and I do believe I forgot to put a label on it so I guess I better check and get one made for it.
I haven’t shown The Final Frontier in the whole length in awhile – I rolled it down last night and got started on the left side.
I’m not positive but I’m pretty sure that the yellow square on the left side there is the halfway point. This quilt has now been on the frame for about six weeks so that is pretty much about where I think it should be if it takes me 3-4 to quilt it like it usually does for a queen. About 60 hours of work so far. I will be linking to The Patchwork Times today and Em’s Scrapbag: Moving it Forward Monday and Cooking Up Quilts: MCM#38 and it looks like Beth is getting into the hexie craze! I’m linking to a new to me blog today also called Love Laugh Quilt: Monday Making and Mrs. Sew & Sow.
I will shameless plug my sister-in law Dr. Greta Marlow’s newest book – Our Present Suffering – this is the 3rd in a series that she has available on Amazon paperback – also available in Kindle format. Greta is married to my brother Jeff and they own the blueberry farm that I mention every summer – Greta teaches at a local college besides sharing responsibility of running their farm, be a mother and she writes in her spare time (what spare time, she is running crazy all year round!!)