I did not get a lot done yesterday – I was so tired after waking up super early and not able to fall back to sleep – sometimes if I do that I just feel kind of lethargic all day and that was me yesterday dragging myself around!
Some cutting did get done but I have a long way to go – I do have some scraps to cut when I am done and will try to do that right away so they are not sitting around. I would say I only have about a quarter of my pieces cut right now. I see a little part of the pattern is sticking up there – yes there are 4 patches in it.
Don’t remember if I mentioned the other day that I am finally getting a few Morning Glories open – only took half the darn summer and I can’t see them from the house – only when I go down to the garden – I will not plant them again – I know they might grow again from dropped seeds but I am picking off the flower buds when they die and tossing them in another area – if they come up there that will be fine. A very pretty blue! Possibly through the middle of August we will have temperatures lower than normal – that will be so nice – the leaves on the plant are looking bad and the lower half of the vines doesn’t look well – I will wait and see if I get many blossoms – if not I might be cutting them at the bottom so they well die and take the fencing down. I well not be putting peas in here next year – there were way too many aphids to deal with – I know it might not be like that every year, but for the amount of peas you get from the small area I had it was not worth it.
A few more hexies added onto row 3 – that row is about half way done and I worked on it Friday night while watching tv. I goofed on one end and will need to either add another hexie on the end I think or take one off – I will wait and see – the best thing might be to add these three rows on to the end of the quilt and then make each row and attach immediately until it is the size I want. Linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework.
Part way done with the applique – the blue “star” is done and half of the big one – for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will work on this and try to get more cutting done as well – I have a feeling I will be cutting all week – Even though it goes fast and accurate with a die cutter you still have to cut pieces to fit somewhat so you don’t have a lot of waste and I do not like a lot of waste. I tend to cut strips and then fan fold over the die cutting about 4 to 6 at a time. I wanted to come up with a name for this one as it is not the finished quilt “La Passacaglia” but just 3 pieces so it really doesn’t deserve that name! Maybe “Stain glass Stars” – it does resemble stain glass in a way. My glue basting was not holding – probably because the papers are around the edge and stiff when I am working – I used my tiny applique pins to help hold in place.
July’s Craftsy Class Sale has started – today through Sunday at midnight. Over 500 classes under $20. Good time to take a look!!
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