In order to do the border how I want to do I had to make one more propeller block. This was not hard to do as I had it so down pat that I got one done in no time at all. When I got done with the propeller block I cut the rest of the pieces that I need for the “piano key” borders – I hope I cut enough. The stack of fabric on the corner of the table were neutrals that I thought I might need but didn’t – back on the shelf they went. I did use up quite a few pieces of fat quarters in this quilt and my neutrals are low – I will have to restock them over the next couple months I think. I use them so much in this scrappy fashion – I have no light gray prints or almost solid pieces left of that color group. I do still have a lot of cream/white prints that are in the project box for the scrappy baskets though. When I get this project done I will probably get the baskets back out to work on. Besides the Scrappy Basket quilt I think the only other one now in progress is Handful of Scraps – no I take that back I started the wool applique Midnight Garden – I have only made one of those blocks – that and the baskets will be good for working on at the porch this summer – pinned or glue basted in place and they will not fly away in the breeze. Small they will not be draped all over me either. I do have one quilt top waiting in line for hand quilting and the Propellers will be hand quilted as well.
The lower left corner is now stitched in place and ready to work on the next corner – I have to check and see if I have enough neutrals basted now or if I must do that first – I think I cut out way too many neutrals the last time I cut. If I have a lot left over I might put one more row all the way around the outside edges – it won’t disrupt any pattern as I wasn’t following the applique in the pattern. It has taken a long time to get this hexie quilt to this point!! It will be a year in May that the first hexie was thread basted.
Nothing else for today – I didn’t sleep well Tuesday night and wasn’t very energetic yesterday and it was early to bed for me last night – I sure hope I slept better!! (I write my post the evening before they are posted scheduling for early morning so I don’t know if I slept well lol)