All of the blocks and all of the rows are pieced together, pressed and squared. Now time to start thinking of the border of the next week – no rush I might even take a couple days break from Fall Harvest. It isn’t quite laying flat on this flimsy design wall but I was just about knocking it over trying to smooth edges out and get it straight on the wall – I finally gave up – it is 61 inches square right now.
Next up I was basting more hexies and playing around with ideas in my head for the next border of Handful of Scraps. After the sides are finished and here is one lay out. Of course you need to just imagine two colorful rows of hexies all the way around after the 3 rows of neutrals are added to the sides. Just an idea for now – other colors would be added in. I am also playing with other ideas in my head it is hard to lay things out out on the floor and not get them mixed up and not straight. Right now the quilt top is 48 x 61 – so it is a long way from finished it is only baby quilt size right now believe it or not. I know it seems like I have been working on it forever and I have.
A couple fawns came to visit last night – I was setting up the coffeepot for morning and glanced out the window and saw these two cute beauties in the backyard. I know it is actually hard to see that there were two of them, but if you count legs you can see there is more than one there.
Yes it was a slow day around here compared to some – of course I did get the floor washed and the vacuuming done after I got the design wall taken apart and put away. It was nice outside and of course we did get more rain on early yesterday morning before we got up – one of the rainiest months of August that I can remember at least 10 inches this month!! and most of that in the last 10 days. Heading into a cool front now thank goodness, dryer air and highs in the high 70’s and lows in the high 50’s to low 60’s I can take that anytime in August!!
And before I forget what was left of the strawberry-rhubarb butter thickened up into a nice jam that I enjoyed (some of it) for an afternoon snack yesterday with some crackers – it has been the best jam I made in a long time and I will use the last big bag of rhubarb that I have in the freezer and make more – now to get some half pint jars and strawberries and I will be set and have enough for the whole winter and into spring I’m sure.