Good thing this kit seems to have a lot of extra fabric – I went and cut out too many pieces of this border fabric! Still plenty left over so I feel I will have plenty but making a mistake like that could have really messed this quilt up if I had been barely having enough of it! I cut 10 extra squares!! and 6 extra half square triangles – where was my train of thought – I haven’t a clue – I have all the pieces put aside of course and if I have to piece anything together they will be there and I will applique something over it if needed LOL to make it look right – but it is “just” the borders left after this and I still have a lot of this mustard yellow fabric left over for it. As you can see I can not line anything up right on a design wall – I would need grids to do that. This temporary wall is barely big enough to hold all of this and as you can see I have the bottom row pinned on just so I have the color arrangement how I want it to be. I hope to get around to beginning the sewing today.
It rained a bit yesterday and by the end of the day we had a bit – I wrote this last night at 7 PM and we were to get more around 10 PM or so who knows how much we got – maybe another inch. That means I might not get around to the garden work I wanted to do this weekend – but on the other hand maybe I will have time to get this top pieced?
Several of you have asked did I get the circular knitting needle and the yarn for the over size shrug that I showed the other day – yes I did. I hope to start it soon but I want to finish this quilt top that I am working on and the Postage Stamp quilt first. This is the yarn I chose – and wow those size 19 needles are huge LOL That will take a little getting use to. I got acrylic yarn – the pattern called for yarn that was part wool – I itch horribly with wool so that was not for me – I will try this one and if it doesn’t turn out with this yarn I will find some bulkier yarn but you are to use two strands as you work-not one so hope it will work.
Have some of you heard of the new quilting magazine that is out – Quiltfolk — I got a subscription to it and I love it. This is not your usual quilting magazine – first of all there are no advertisements and no patterns!! And that is perfectly alright with me – I believe I have mentioned by now that I rarely buy quilting magazines – why? – because I just don’t like them – they are not worth my money – they are full of advertisements and the same old stories and patterns in every magazine – really how many ways does one really want to make a log cabin or a nine patch or whatever. I do not keep any of those quilt magazines for long and usually I hand them off to the library or toss them that is when I have actually bought one. The only quilt magazine I even like a little bit is Quiltmania and I don’t even keep those usually. This magazine is about quilters and quilt shops and interesting things in the areas of these quilt shops. The first issue goes around Oregon, the second in Iowa. 150 pages full of color, wonderful articles and wonderful beautiful photography. I am in no way affiliated – but I just wanted to share – I love it. I got a one years subscription and I got the first issue free and the second issue at half price –(or maybe it was the opposite way around) anyhow I linked to it in case anyone is interested. It well be published 4 times a year. From what I read on the facebook page they might occasionally include a pattern but patterns are not the focus of this magazine. This magazine is almost more like a book. Anyhow I just wanted to share!