I had given my hand and fingers a little bit of a rest by not doing any sewing when I was in Houston – well I guess on that last night I worked on a hexie but that was it. There were a few other days here and there last week when no sewing was done. I remember I said I would wait a week or two before jumping in with quilting so anyhow that is my excuse!
The Postage Stamp now! This photo and the next is for my reference so I know how and what rulers I used to mark the border – I write the date of the post down in my little notebook that I keep next to the quilt so I can easily find the info when I get to the second border.
Ok – so that is how I marked – some of the quilting – some of this was done on Monday night and some on Tuesday not all yesterday!
So much for big stitch huh – just can’t do them – also can’t seem to use a big needle!! I am so used to my tiny ones. I had already bent one long one before I got done on Monday night.
More stars added to the wall for the Scrappy Stars quilt but these will be coming down and put in a box – just no room. I made two more yesterday when I had a little time to kill before making supper LOL – easy because the little squares are already sewn together and I had the star parts cut out. At the end of the year I will do a post of all the quilts that I finished this year and what is in progress. I have had a few of you ask and seeing as I do that post at the end of the year for my reference I will wait until then – I will say I have finished about 12 quilts this year I think, some small, some big. Still in progress about 7 or 8 I think – and I think about 3 in my head that I have started there but have not gotten on to fabric still LOL Deb has talked me into starting a basket quilt that she and some others have been making – she just started her and others are finished. I am not 100% sure I will start it but the link will lead you to the type of quilt I am talking about – scrappy of course. Why do I start so many at one time you might ask? I really do not know but I know I do not get bored and I almost always finish them – granted some take much longer than others but most are done within two years of starting (except Love Entwined-my longest running UFO right now – going on 4 years and barely started)
Williamsburg Beauty was turned the opposite way then I had been showing – but I have one border of diamonds now appliqued in place and started the second yesterday. Little by little this one gets done I do want to finish this before I even think of starting the Hertfordshire Quilt.
This is what I have left to use for binding for The Final Frontier – the purple is from the back and the Indigo Blue is from the front – I might just go ahead and mix them for a multi-colored binding – I have no others but 5 inch charms and I am not using pieces that small for binding.
Ok so that is what I did yesterday – what about you? Forgot to mention it was so nice outside so I got some bulbs planted in the afternoon and had a dental cleaning in the morning – I did not do any house work though! Yes I like to stay busy and do not sit still often unless I am sewing or reading.