I did some mindless sewing this week. Putting together the Live Simply top and the last baby quilt tops. Looking at the picture I realize that it is a whole row shorter than the last two. Looks like there will be some ripping and resewing in the next few days.
I finished the eighth clue for Frolic. Which wasn’t very easy/fun. I got a bit over zealous sewing clue seven, and sewed the all HST’s together. I discovered this when I needed them to attach to my QST’s for the flying geese. So instead of all matchy- matchy 16 of my sets are sort of matchy, Nine sets are perfect 👌. I wasn’t going to unpick all those HST blocks.
I’m making head way on quilting the Feathered Star, it’s not as intimidating to me as the Fire Island Hosta was. I saw a finished one on Instagram and I am getting “inspiration” from it. Doing a bit of texture quilting and a lot of ruler work. This quilt is a bit smaller than the Hosta one, with no curved lines, which also makes it a bit easier.
I found some cute (?) or rather appropriate backing fabric for the Halloween quilt I made a few months ago. It was in the clearance pile at Joann’s, 2.50 a yard, couldn’t resist. I want to get the backing together this week and add it to the TBQ queue. Next up is Live Simply and the Christmas tree quilt then the halloween quilt or I have been thinking of doing Berties Year. I really need a new quilt to hang in the main room of my house. I switch them out every month or so.
Also this week I’d like to use up some of these scraps of minky for backings or small quilts. I have seen kits that use six inch wide strips to make a striped quilt. I don’t want to buy a pattern, some internet research is needed. I’m thinking its sort of a quilt as you go type of project. That was easy I found just what I was looking for Row By Row Minky and this one looks easy too Self binding baby blanket . The self binding one is the easiest, I especially want to try the one with double gauze on the top and minky on the bottom.
Finally I got this kit from Bluprint that is made with simple quarter square triangles. The fabric is really pretty, its called Heritage. I was impressed with the quality of it, usually the Boundless brand isn’t quite up to A-1. I used my AccuQuilt cutter and was able to cut the twenty fat quarters into triangles (960!) in about an hour. There are 240 QSTs to make now. I love chain piecing – it’s so mindless.
I am ending this post with this beautiful photo my friend Liz took the other day. This was taken with an iPhone, out at the coast near Santa Cruz CA.
Linking up with Denise at For the Love Of Geese for Put your foot down #34 today.
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Isn’t the accuquilt cutter the bomb? I can’t say if I like it better for the time saved or accuracy. Your block is lovely. I prob wouldn’t unstitch a bunch of hst’s either. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.
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