Wow, I worked on a lot of things yesterday and started a new project!! I didn’t intend to but other than hand work I needed something for the machine as I can’t do hand work all the time or my hands cramp up. Well the birds are by machine but I am just doing one block at a time – I needed some chain piecing to do.
So lets get started – 52 baskets are now made – out of 300 lets see that leaves me with 248 to make!! that should keep me busy all summer! The Scrappy Baskets really do not have a name yet so I need to think on that a bit.
Two mini hexies added to the project box for Granny’s Gone Crazy – I do not glue baste but I am using freezer paper templates and I find it makes basting easier if I just put a dot of glue on the shiny side of the freeze paper and stick it to the hexie – then I thread baste – I find it easier to remove the papers by thread basting – these little pieces of paper should pop out fairly easy. I know I could use an iron and iron the freezer paper down but I do not like to stand over a hot iron any more than I have to in the summer time.
A part of a bird made for the Bird Quilt – but I am going to redo his beak – a little too small – I have this one facing the opposite direction as some will be made this way.
This is my box of 2.5 inch squares – I think I had told a couple of you that my 2 inch box was full – I was wrong it was my box of 2.5 inch squares – not completely full- but enough to get started on a new project.
Bonnie Hunter’s Tumalo Trails – in her pattern she has her 9 patch blocks made with 1.5 inch pieces – my blocks will be much bigger than hers – I make a lot of quilts with tiny pieces – this one will be bigger for a change. Mainly because I want to use up some of my scrappy pieces and this box was pretty full. Bonnie’s pattern makes a quilt 72 x 82 I will want mine my usual at least 100 x 100 so I will figure out how many blocks are needed as I go – I hope to do this quilt just from the stash and I should be able to I think I have enough neutrals on hand. I have never made a Bonnie Hunter pattern although I have been following her for years and have two of her books on my Ipad. This quilt believe it or not looked pretty easy.
Now this deer has the right idea – she is in the woods eating leaves and grasses and she is not in my garden!! of course that might be because we put the wire up around the green beans and peas LOL – so in the woods she is where she should be – took this photo from the back door she was on the edge of the woods almost in the yard.
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