Thank you all so much for the big response yesterday to the give away – it continues through Wednesday morning when I will select the winners with the random generator. Leave your comment at this post if you want in.
Saturday was a miserable wet dreary day. It drizzled rain all day – that light kind of stuff that just doesn’t go away and started at 46 degrees in the morning and dropped to 42 by evening. A cold week is ahead for us.
Mike and I started the day by going to the fitness center – too wet and cold to do outside stuff this week. Might just as well get some exercise in – preparing for all those Christmas cookies you know! I came home before him as he does more than me – my knees & hips won’t take more than an hour. I was ready to get some sewing going.
Three more scrappy stars finished – I couldn’t help myself and laid them all out to get a photo. So many more needed to have this queen size – and I do want to use up a lot of the scraps so that is the aim.
I do want to finish the Williamsburg Beauty top before the end of the year and all the circles are now ready – I got the gathering strings on them yesterday now today it is to get the Mylar circles out and press and prep the sewing part will go quickly when the prep is done. There is a tutorial on how I do my circles on the side bar if you need to know how to do circles neatly – it is of course just one of many ways quilters do circles. Stitching these circles down will be my Slow Sunday Stitching project joining Kathy’s Quilts for that. I am also linking to Tweety Loves Quilting , Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Love, Laugh, Quilt:Monday Making.
The 5 baskets at the top are finished – the 3 in the front are cut out and ready to stitch for the Scrappy Baskets top. I really don’t know why I cut these out yesterday I will not have time to work on them today if I concentrate on the circles like I plan to do – LOL – can I really concentrate on one project – I really well try as I want to get that quilt off the design wall and put in the “to be quilted box” well be nice to have the top finished this year.
Friday night I unrolled the Postage Stamp quilt when I finished the row so I could spritz out all the blue lines I had forgotten to do that and I don’t always do that but felt like it. I let it dry over night and then rolled it back up – first border done and one row of blocks (10 x 10 rows).
And this is where I picked up last night on it. Hanging at the end of the frame is the Big Hopscotch quilt which I intend to machine quilt and intended to be working on it by now but it hasn’t happened. Maybe this week while it is so cold outside – I don’t know – I would like to finish it by the end of the year but if it doesn’t happen it doesn’t happen.
Don’t forget Craftsy is having a 12 day of Christmas sales – different specials each day – I don’t know in advance what the sales will be you have to check just like I do – there might be something you want, I’m keeping an eye on it but trying to control myself. Go in through the link on the side bar or above in the first paragraph. A great way to try new things out at a lower price.