I got a little more quilting done on Tuesday night at the quilting frame and it is moving along smoothly now that I changed back to Roxanne needles – the thread even though heavier than what I normally use actually fits in my tiny quilting needles! I am going back and forth right now trying to decide which I like best with this thread the Roxanne applique needles or the tiny between size 11 that I normally use. I know a lot think you have to use big thick needles for this heavier thread but if it fits in the eye of the needle why bother.
I got up to this area last quilting session as you can see I am only able to reach half of the wide border at a time so I will be rolling down at least once while I am doing borders. I am spritzing out blue lines so the photo looks better and so far no bleed from the wool so it should work out fine for tossing in the washer and dryer occasionally – I do not wash quilts often but once every couple years or so should be fine I bet.
Two little baskets cut out, pinned in place & ready to applique in place. I mentioned the scrappy baskets yesterdays post and yes I know I need to have some one slap me upside my head – why start another? well if I aim for only 2 to 4 baskets a month this project is just as doable as the retro air ship propellers which is 2 to 4 a month and the scrappy stars! The main goal for this year has been to use scraps!! and I’m doing it!! Every single quilt project that I am in the middle of right now has been using fabric off of the shelves from what has been sitting here for years. Yes eventually I will need to buy more neutrals but for now I have enough to last awhile. For the baskets I think I will make two of each print. This same red print for the baskets that I am using right now is set aside and I will cut out another retro air ship block from it as well. I sure hope I am not going to regret starting one more quilt Deb – it is your fault!! With all the patterns being so different even if the same fabric is used in places on these quilts the look will be totally different.
I found the book on line that showed the whole quilt and has the pattern — it is in the book called “When the Cold Wind Blows” by Barb Adams.
Off to visit family for the day so doubtful I will get much work done other than in the evening before I go to bed – I hope to be home by late afternoon or early evening – Mike is staying home – this is time to have lunch with a couple of my sisters and shopping and visit one brother in the hospital who had a knee replacement yesterday morning. We are to have another great day weather wise as we did yesterday – up to 78 degrees – November 16 and 78 degrees!! and today more of the same – then a cold slap of reality and the temps on Friday will drop to the 50’s or so and 30’s at night – well we will enjoy the two warmer than normal days while we have them!!