Yesterday I got my living room sewing area all set up for the next several days (or through the weekend) with the iron board sitting behind the sewing table and got started with the machine quilting of Scrappy Stars. I hate having everything sit out in the living room like this but I just do not want to put it all away every day – if it looks like there will be a day here or there where I will not be working on it I will clear it up but otherwise it will sit until I am done.
After I got started I wished I had chosen to do slightly wavy lines instead of straight but I already had gone to far to rip anything out – so uneven straight lines it is. I am not using a ruler to mark lines – I am just sewing – they are not all even but close to the same width apart. I have seen it like this on others and this quilt is a scrappy fun quilt – not an award winner.
I finished one row of stars in length – I could have gotten more done yesterday – I just kept getting distracted with things and didn’t concentrate – hopefully this will not take a whole week – but one can never tell! The lines might not be perfect but I always remind myself I wash and dry my quilts and like the antique crinkly look that a little shrinkage gives – shrinkage also helps to hide imperfections. So what looks noticeable now probably won’t later!!
More hexies are basted and I have enough to do one more hexie set and got more of the background pieces done too for Handful of Scraps.
A little hand quilting done on the Postage Stamp – I would have been done with this one by now if it was still set up in the sewing room on the big frame!
It is Melanie’s birthday today and she will be over for awhile in the late afternoon for birthday cheesecake – a chocolate one – a cupcake was done up for Aniya as I have no idea if she will like cheesecake. Not all little kids do. So yes I will be distracted again today for awhile and won’t get much sewing done!