Monday, January 21, 2013
Things Are Progressing
My design wall this morning is almost all covered.
As you can see I have completed more Easy Street blocks: I have continued to do one block a day (except that I made two blocks yesterday). I have 11 full blocks, 5 large triangles and 2 small triangles left to do. There are only 10 more days in this month so unless I up my work schedule to two blocks a day, I will not have this center done by the end of the month. We’ll see what happens.
Also on the wall is my completed Fishy block for January. I love the background fabric but it is a little dark so I will have to be very careful to choose lighter fish fabrics so they don’t get lost. I think this is going to be another really fun quilt top.
I also have completed 2 of the 4 mini blocks for Carol Doak’s mystery quilt. I think she said this was the last of the blocks so next we will be getting the setting directions. I really do enjoy paper piecing so I hate to see this coming to an end. Maybe I’ll look into a New York Beauty type of quilt to do next.
I did finally start the quilting on my feathered star table topper. I thought I had made it about 2-3 years ago but was told this week that we got together to learn how to make feathered stars 4 years ago. So this qualifies as my oldest UFO, soon to be completed.
It’s not very big, about 40” square but is going to look wonderful on the dining room table.
These are the fancy tools I used to mark the squares for circle feathers. Nothing but the best here.
This is all the help I have around here. They were refusing to get up so I couldn’t make the bed. Of course, I was very disappointed.
And Ms. Murphy is still attempting to figure out how to use the Pilates machine. Just this morning she was asking “how do I make this thing move?”