I did so much housework yesterday that I do not want to do a speck of it again anytime soon. The dreaded DUSTING actually got done – well most of it – I’m sure I missed a couple places as I didn’t do the bookshelves up high just what I could reach. The floors got washed and polished – polished is not what I have been doing and they looked dingy – when I visited my sister her daughter-in-law’s laminate flooring was so shiny I had to ask her how she did it and she told me what product she uses and I got some and got to work – now mine are getting there too – maybe 2 more coats and it will be shiny and glossy too. But not this week! I did enough.
My box of 2 inch blocks came out to play and I got all 9 of the 16 patches done for the centers of the 9 more star blocks that I plan on doing for the scrappy star quilt. Amazing how fast they can come together when you chain piece. First I counted out enough squares for 9 blocks and start to chain them together – then pairs get put together into rows of 4 and on and on it goes and all 9 got done.
I will get them pressed today and maybe the star points cut? Not sure how much I will do today – Mike is off today – it is his birthday and has the day off – a cake needs to be baked and Melanie will be over for supper. Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Fort Worth Fabric Studio , A Quilting Reader’s Garden and Crazy Mom Quilts.
After I took this photo of the Handful of Scraps quilt I started to stitch the hexie on the left lower side to the body – as you can see I have about 5 more to put in place I believe – then I need to make two more “flowers” for each corner for a total of 8 more to make — filling in with the neutrals also of course and squaring off – then the big decision needs to be made on what to do about the border as I do not like the one that was on this quilt in the book. It is very complicated and tiny pieces for an applique border. I have given consideration to appliqueing this piece to a neutral background and make a hexie chain for a border appliqueing it to the background piece. Of course if I do that I will need to buy a length of a neutral for the border as I do not have enough in length – just fat quarters and I don’t think I have enough that are plain enough to mix. I am pleased to say it is getting there but I know I will need a break from it soon and get back to other neglected projects.
What have all of you been up to? Here the weather keeps going back and forth – nice for 3 days in the 60’s or so then it drops to the 40’s then it will go back up to almost 70 for another 3 days or so then the bottom drops out again. A very up and down February is in the forecast. But that can be nice as the cold days do not last long.