I got started on the neutral area of the Handful of Scraps quilt – beginning in the upper left hand corner. These two hexies will be put into place.
First I am putting in the neutrals that will be setting the corner and then joining them together and adding to the base of the quilt. It is easier to get as much work done in smaller pieces as possible before joining to the large piece. Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Crazy Mom Quilts.
More thread basting will need to be done – this is all I have prepared right now. A lot cut out, just not basted.
Only one Retro Air Ship Propeller block was done.
Yesterday was not a busy sewing day. Such a pretty day outside – but first before doing things outside Melanie and I met for lunch as she had the day off for a change. We swung on over to Hobby Lobby before coming home but neither of us bought anything. After I got back home I was working on the yard – more leafs to rake up and bring down to the garden – and wow I am glad that I did not start to plant early – possible snow on Saturday evening – only a half inch but down to 26 degrees and for a five day spell there are several nights possibly dropping into the 20’s – we knew this warm winter we have been having was too good to be true! I think I will need to cover up some things several nights – the apple tree which I planted 3 years ago has leaf buds beginning I was hoping it might blossom this year I think I will cover it – it is about 6 feet tall so I should be able to, the hydrangea has leafs, the Rose of Sharon that my sister in law gave me last year has just started to leaf out, the clematis is about to blossom – so many things – these four I want to cover – I won’t be able to cover the rest – will snow ruin tuilips? they are just starting and I have one flower that opened today.
One of the comments from yesterday’s post concerning the Handful of Scraps quilt was asking why I’m I planning on appliqueing the hexies to a background instead of adding neutral hexies to make the quilt as large as I want it to be – I thought I would answer that here in case others wondered why also – the main reason is to me it is less work to applique to a background then to make more hexies and that is the main big reason for it!!! Also in the book that the pattern is in that is what is suggested to do for this quilt as it has an applique border that goes it. I am not making the applique border that it came with but I still think it is easy to applique to a background then to make hundreds more hexies and hand stitch them all together. I ordered and received one of the neutral fabrics that I have been using in the quilt in a large piece for the background.
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