Friday, January 25, 2013

Break Time

taking a break
I sat down to take a break, read a few blogs, and perhaps even work on a couple of EQ designs.  And look what happened.  Everyone else decided it was “break time” too.  With a lapful like that, who can get anything done?  And who would want to?  So we clicked on the TV, watched a little HGTV before returning to housework and quilting.

Feb blockI won’t share pictures of my housework (boring) but here are the completed February, yes I said February, blocks for the Carol Doak Mystery 2012-13 quilt.  If I read her right these are the last blocks and soon we will get her plan for the layout.  I am all caught up with this one so I am ready for the next step so I can have another UFO to guilt me.  Nyah-Nyah

F Star quilting
The quilting on my feathered star is coming right along.  I only do a row a day but I am very happy with what I am seeing.

F Star Quilting 2I did draw out, on a sheet of Plexiglas, my quilting design plan and then I took pictures.  I printed them and that way I can make sure I am quilting the same thing in each of the stars and/or star points.  I have two star points and then the final border row to do and the quilting will be done.  I guess I better start looking for some binding fabric.

I am also still chugging away on Bonnie Hunters Easy Street.  I am 1 block away from being on the last row which includes 4 blocks, 5 large triangles and 2 small triangles.  And then, of course, I still have to sew all those blocks (and intersections) together.  I know what I am going to use for a small stop border around the center but I have no idea about an outer border.  And I don’t think I have anything in my stash that is jumping out and saying it is ready to play with this very bright and busy quilt.  What fun it will be to be taking ES to the quilt stores to look for the best playmate.  Open-mouthed smile  But I don’t think that is going to happen quite yet.

Have a great weekend, I know I will.


Kathy said...

Girl, you are busy! I can't wait to see your feathered star quilted!

Kate said...

You definitely had a lap full! Great progress on all your projects!