I spent a good part of yesterday morning finishing up cutting the pieces for the Nancy’s Stars quilt. It isn’t that there were a ton of pieces to cut – it is just that I can not cut sitting down and I can just stand so long cutting before I put it all down and go do something else – the quilt is now ready to be sewed! It took me 3 days at least to cut the pieces for a lap size quilt! I’m not very fast for that.
All the colors lined up. I had so many things on my cutting table that I took my other cutting matt (my worn out one) to the dining room to cut out the background pieces.
It is such a delight now to have this room to work in too. Plenty of sun comes in but not enough to go without the lights turned on.
Back to the sewing room shortly before I stopped to eat lunch and head to the fitness center – all the pieces lined up according to size and ready to sew.
Work has started on the 4th and final border of Floral Fantasy! So glad to get this far, I believe I started the new year with only one and a part of the second border started so to get the 2nd and 3rd border done before the end of the month is a good feeling.
I started work in this section of the Kansas Twister last night – this quilt too is moving quickly right now. Well it continue to move at this pace – I don’t know – so far it isn’t bothering my quilting hand working on it almost every day for an hour or two. I think it just really makes a difference in that the fabric is soft and easy to go through so less pressure on the fingers.
Rain today and a drop in temperature – good bye to the high 50’s – 60’s and back to the 40’s/high 20’s. Oh well we knew it wouldn’t last – it is January after all. Have you all in the northern states been getting much snow? Here we had a snow in November and nothing since. It is not unheard of to go without snow here for a winter but more than likely we will get some in February or March.