I really didn’t do much sewing this weekend. I have been reading a lot it seems, I finished one book and moved on to another. When hot weather comes I seem to go into reading mode.
I was busy yesterday for about an hour at the machine with the box of 2.5 inch squares to keep me company and I was busy chain stitching along. I have 5 big blocks left to make for Tumalo Trails and in each block are 5 – 9 patches. I have enough done for 4 of those big blocks and I will see if I can get the last lot of them done this morning and then start sewing those patches together – I have them in sets of 3 blocks each right now. How I normally do this is count out about 45 squares of various colors/prints and then start to chain two together, When I have about 15 or so of these done then I cut a lot of them off from the back and start to chain the 3rd in the row, count them off and stack them up enough for one big block at a time and continue on from there – it really is mindless sewing and goes quickly.
It has gotten quite humid and I try to get outside in the morning and maybe early afternoon and then back to the house for the afternoon and the A/C. Today I will see if I can get the 5 big blocks finished. Then it will be time to cut strips from the die cutter for the sashing. And talking about die cutters – how do you all store yours (the dies) so you can easily see what you have? I know they have a rack available on the site to order which I think I will get when the sewing room is done (long way to go on that) but I am thinking of also doing up some kind of chart that I can put in the sewing room with the shape drawn in and the size (and number of the die) maybe that way I can easily remember what I have? Right now I know I don’t use it to the fullest potential that I could be. Linking up to MCM #78 Cooking up Quilts and Love, Laugh, Quilt and Em’s Scrapbag .