A variety of projects are coming up. Winding down on two and at least 3 still to finish. The patchwork border of Murrieta Stars was finished yesterday – Now to measure backing and see how large I can make this quilt and still have enough backing to quilt it – I want to make the quilt bigger if I can – it has one more border for sure but if I can add 10 more inches to the width II will. After the next border it would be finished at 83 x 95 – I would like that closer to 93 x 95 if I can. It looks a little wrinkly on the floor but I didn’t take the time to even it out all that much – I kind of just threw it on the floor and pulled it out with my foot LOL
So what projects need to be finished besides the hexies – maybe some of you remember I started this one in wool applique? Called Midnight Garden, I am using very dark blue and purple batik for the backgrounds. (pattern by Deborah Kemball)
Only one block done back in January – this one still needs the embroidered accents on it – for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I might get the next pattern out and start tracing it out or maybe get thread out and do some of the embroidery. Also linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Patchwork.
Or I might get the scissors out and cut a basket or two for the mini baskets. Plenty of fabric in this project box for them – I hadn’t picked out a name for this quilt – it is from the book A Cold Wind Blows – I don’t remember off hand but I think the squares are 5 inches? maybe 6. It has certainly been awhile since I have had them out of the box.
The Postage Stamp quilt binding was finished Friday night – now I have it set aside until Tuesday when I will get it washed and dried and photos taken.
Some of you have asked of the Arkansas storms and I think I answered everyone yesterday – lots of flooding in the state but most of it is in the NW corner of the state where most of my brothers and sisters live. Everyone is fine so far, most live in the country and will have difficulty for a couple days of getting to the main roads and might need to stay home for a day or two but other than that and some power outages all are fine. Mike, I and Melanie have been lucky and the storms were constantly shifting to the west and north and missing us all day yesterday but we did get rain last night – as I was writing this last night I don’t know how much rain we ended up with but I will edit the blog post in the morning and write that in. The news was saying 2 – 3 inches – I hope for less. It won’t be anything like what the northern part of the state got. EDITED: at 6:50 AM – looks like we only had 1.5 inches of rain but I wonder if that is right the rain gauge could have completely filled and then overfilled with all the water I have standing water in my yard I think that might be the case. We were close to tornado warning last night but it lessened as it got closer to us and they cancelled the warning – we had some pretty severe storms though – but not like the NW