Almost got to the point of putting more blocks together but not quite. I got the grass cut in the morning and I skipped exercise as I woke up with a bit of a pinch in my left hip and I know not to try to do my exercise when that happens – give it a day or two of rest and it will be back to normal. After I got all the dies put away and the machine – had to clear this table off a bit – I got to work sewing patches yesterday afternoon and read a book too – it was just too hot and humid to be outside – up to 86 but the news said with the humidity it felt like a 102 and I believed it. I had to run to the post office and get gas in the car and that was it for me – I didn’t even varnish last night like I planned to.
Chain piecing goes fast and easy, pressed and squared and on to the half square triangles which meant getting back into the scrap boxes to find more pieces. A pretty red print and a blue Jinny Beyer print that I must have gotten 15 years ago or more – that fabric felt a bit thinner compared to todays fabric which surprised me because I remember getting it in a monthly fabric club from Keepsake Quilting back then.
I got the pieces sewed and trimmed up – ready to put the blocks together.
Supply Sale at Craftsy – continues through Sunday up to 50% off kits and supplies! This is where I got the flannel star quilt kit from that I had so much fabric left over. I think I need to check it out again and see what kits there are once again – although I still have two on the shelf to make!!
I had a question from Dottie one of my readers without a blog asking was there a basket die from AccuQuilt – I didn’t think there was but then another reader said there was but it came in a cube – I looked it up and found it – here is the link if anyone is interested. Edtya Sitar Serendipity Cube Set – in AccuQuilt has a basket, This is a six inch die. So it might work if you are interested – but it comes in a set not separate. I think this cube set is more for those that do machine applique but it might work for you if you really do not like to cut. Beside the basket this cube set has a lot of other dies included. This is a pretty new set and I had not seen it before — Cube sets are quite pricey but it includes 8 die sets, a cutting mat a box to store it all in, several patterns – this set also includes a CD with embroidery designs for your embroidery sewing machines if you have one so you do get a lot for your money.