Little by little the Propellers are getting done – believe it or not I actually started the first blocks for this quilt back in September!! I only did a couple a month for two or three months – then nothing until last month. I decided I had to get this top finished after the Scrappy Stars so I could start the flannel quilt kit that I got a couple years ago – I mentioned it and showed it to you last month. Then I thought what was I doing planning to start another without getting this one finished. The flannel is sitting on the cutting table waiting for me to cut into it – but I’m not going to until this one is done! I think you can see from this photo that some of the rows are now finished with the corner stones – I think I used 5 different fabrics for the setting triangles and the 4 corners. I hope to finish up the rows today. In a perfect quilting world all of the squares would be lining up perfectly but I have a couple that are a little off making the secondary pattern a little off but I think it will still work for the way I want to quilt it.
The left corner and the left side is finished on the Handful of Scraps – next up another corner. That is all the hexies that are shown for the sides of the quilt pattern – once it is appliqued to the backing it will look more complete but I might decide to put one more row of neutrals all the way down the sides – we will see. And yes when it is time to applique this to a background I will show how I will deal with it as I was asked if I would. I won’t claim in advance that it will be perfect but we can hope!
It was another chilly day yesterday – no yard work done – by the weekend it is to be back in the high 70’s – I will kind of believe it when I feel it!! After this past week of chilly weather that felt more like January then March – I am ready for it. I have lettuce plants sitting on the windowsill that should have been planted last week – it still looks good – plan on getting those plants in the ground with some wire fencing around them on Saturday.