Edited: 9:22 AM – I have been having a lot of problems with my server this morning and my blog has down more than it has been open – sorry for that – hope you just come back and look later in the day – it has been having this problem off and on for about a month now – not sure what the problem is. So sometimes when you come and look and it isn’t open just come back later in the day!
Yes I’m a scrappy quilter! There are so many quilts we can do with our little pieces (and big). Sunday I was busy working on quilts – I had been up and down on my knees Friday and Saturday helping Mike with the sewing room pulling staples from the floor and carpet tack boards that Sunday my legs hurt – I took a break from the sewing room redo and worked on quilts in the living room – my temporary sewing room.
Chain piecing sashing commenced and I was answering some comments om the blog in between working on the machine. I needed more to put another row together and I needed to put a long row of sashing on the bottom of the quilt too. The sides will have the sashing also but I will be adding that last and do it in long pieces like I do in between the rows.
One row ready and two long strips of sashing ready too.
Five of the Seven rows done on Scrappy Stars – yes this quilt is going to be bigger than I had planned – but the pieced sashing adds so much to the quilt and changed the whole look so much I’m glad I did it. I think the quilt will end up around 80 x 92 give or take an inch or so – rough estimate. No more borders after this – I think I will put a blue binding on it when it is done but I’m not positive – the backing is a much different kind of blue than what the stars are so I’m not sure if I would go with the dark blue for binding or the aqua. I am linking to Em’s Scrapbag today, MCM#60 Cooking Up Quilts and Love, Laugh, Quilt.
A little bit of hand quilting was done on the Postage Stamp quilt and this side that I show is done for the row I was working on and I moved over to the other side.
Most of this block is finished but not quite, then I move to the next block and over to the border. When that gets done I will have two rows left to do and a border.
We are going back to a couple chilly days now and last night I had to turn the heat back on after having windows open for 2 days – all night had windows open on Saturday – Tuesday will be our coldest day this past week with only low 40’s for highs and a cold rain – we desperately need the rain – we have not had much rain or snow this winter and we are in fire danger – surely we will get some rain soon – other parts of Arkansas have had some now and then but it keeps missing up – a quarter inch here and there is not going to do it.
Thank you to all that have been ordering Craftsy or Accuquilt through the links – I do appreciate it.