Thanks for all the compliments on the Diamonds are Forever quilt. I will be glad when it is done for sure. I worked on it again yesterday and have another chain of white hexies put together and started to add that row on. 60 needed for each row of the border to finish it. I find it easier to piece the chain and then connect the chain on to the row. As to how many pieces are in it? I believe it well total around 2,600 or so – I was keeping track for awhile and then lost the paper I had written it down on – maybe I will find it – I will keep a look out, I really do not want to count them all over again LOL – just thought of an easy way to figure that out – I said 60 hexies needed for each row – now I just need to count the rows! Maybe I will do that today. I am linking to Freshly Pieced Modern today and Let’s Be Social - Lorna is showing some really cute animal quilts today in such a modern block – I don’t do modern quilts so you might wonder why I follow these two blogs – I just like them! There is something about the fresh, colorful blocks that these two quilters do that I love. Also as I am trying to learn how to machine quilt a little bit for some of my quilts I am getting some hints and seeing things I like in Lorna’s quilting. She doesn’t do all over swirls, pebbles and panto’s but straight lines, wavy lines etc that I really like. And My Quilt Infatuation always has nice things to look at.
One pin is all that is needed – pin at the seam and stitch, take a back stitch half way through the row for added strength.
This much was attached while watching NCIS last night
More work done on Kansas Twister. I am determined to finished the hexies and this one before moving on to another quilt – would like more finished. I did get the embroidered squares all basted to their backing muslin and will zigzag those by machine around the edges today. I don’t mean I won’t briefly touch other projects LOL, but mainly concentrating on finishes the next couple of weeks.
We had several visitors in the back yard last night – I noticed them as I was clearing the table from supper – the back door in the dining room has the perfect window to view them – no screen to distort.
Here you can see the snow left in the yard – the sun came out and melted a lot but the front still has a lot in it as there is shade there. We do not see the deer often, we know they are there but with the woods in back of the house they tend to hid in it.