I didn’t do any quilting last night – my sewing room has that faint smell of varnish in the air and it was giving me a headache and besides which I really need to work on my applique now and then so have to take a break from Murrieta Stars. I did get some quilting done though on Saturday night before the varnish smell got to me then too – thankfully today it will be warmer and I will be able to open the window, turn the fan on to exhaust it out of the room in the afternoon and try to get it all done in the next couple days while the afternoons are to be warmer. It really is the only place to get this done at or the smell will be throughout the whole house. It is small though so I get done varnishing quickly and leave the room – the smell dissipates by late in the day but sometimes my sinuses will continue to smell things like this for awhile – glad I can open the window even if only for an hour or so. (when I was working on the whole room it was warmer and I could leave the window with a fan pointing out all day to air it out and didn’t smell it like yesterday)
This is without the flash so I don’t have the shadow from the light bar above – not the true color.
Fall Harvest – 2nd border – half way done – I hope I got a couple more appliqued while watching tv last night.
Round We Go – Patterns 1 and 2 done – but the two with the arrows – one from each grouping I am not happy with – I will leave it for now – on the top row at the right – the center seems too dark and the points too light. On the bottom on the left – the greenish/blue not my usual colors or design choice of fabric – not sure if I am happy with it. Also all the rest of them have red in them someplace and that one doesn’t so do I stick with a little bit of red in all of them and redo that one or not? Not sure at this point.
Has anyone used Elmer’s Glue Sticks for their English Paper Piecing for basting? I don’t mind glue basting this project with glue but I’ve been going through most of my spare glue sticks that I have had on hand – and you know those little things are pricey! – any other options. I have never used it a lot so ordering some now and then to keep on hand was ok, but when using it a lot it gets pricey like I say – what do you use? I have a Fons and Porter Glue Stick Pen and I have used both that refill and the Sew Line refill in it. I am linking to Em’s Scrapbag today and Cooking Up Quilts , Love Laugh Quilt , Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.