My top is finished! I saw Lori’s post after watching Downton Abbey last night and just had to go down to the sewing room and finish it. It looks a bit warped in the photo, but is actually pretty straight. I haven’t decided if I want to hand or machine quilt it.
Along with Pink, I’ve been working on my Lone Star – three diamond borders finished – one more to go and then I need to figure out what to do for the corners. I have templates to make 6” Lemoyne stars but the borders will finish at 6 ¾” wide. I guess I could add strips of background fabric to make it fit or draft a slightly bigger star. I think I will have just enough of the background fabric so I need to plan carefully.
I’m making additional pinwheels for the Stars and Stepping Stones in leader/ender fashion.
I had some oral surgery last Wednesday, a dental implant, so I wasn’t feeling up to sitting at the sewing machine for a couple of days. Instead, I did some hand quilting on Lori’s QAL from last year. I have just a little more to go. I hope to finish it in time to enter in the QU quilt show. I’m also entering Concord, Cranston and PeterPan and the Lone Star if I can get it done by the end of February.
Looking forward to more of the same stitching this coming week. I also plan to do some cleaning out around the house. I set out 3 big bags full of stuff for a local charity last week, filled another bag since, set aside some things for a consignment shop and moved some things into my daughters bedroom. If her life goes as planned she won’t be in it for over a year so I decided to use it as storage for a while. I freed up some space in my sewing room – a good thing as long as I don’t fill it up with something else!
I've been meaning to share this with you - a tray my husband made back in the 90's when he was into woodworking. Didn't he do a wonderful job? It's on a chest in our family room.