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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I'm working on them..........

I'm working on the last 4 combinations of the Hunter Star block little by little.  

It was a beautiful day yesterday and now we are going to have the hot humid weather that we usually have the last week of August and first week of September.  It has been nice to not need air conditioning for several weeks.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Restful Sunday

I had bookwork and computer work to do yesterday so no sewing.  I have been looking for things to sell and this little 9 1/2" square piece is one of them.  The finished squares in this colorwash are 1/2" (cut size 1") and there are 144 of them.  Yes it was a little tricky to sew, no gridded interfacing, just little squares to sew together.  It is just a top, needing someone's loving touch to finish it.  I'm hoping someone will want it for $25 which includes the postage.Sold!  Thanks everyone!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cutting the last blocks............

The blocks for the last 4 stars in Hunter Star have been cut.  I thought I might start sewing them but read and knitted instead.





I also cut the little pieces for the last four 2" pinwheels out of the scraps.  They are sewn but not pressed. A couple of them don't have much contrast between the dark and light but I think they will be fine.  Maybe I'll get the last 2 rows sewn onto the table runner today.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Some sewing, some nature.........

I sewed a little bit yesterday.  I have 8 more pieces to add onto each row to finish the bottom half.

I spent a few hours reading finishing a murder mystery.  Now I need to look for another book to read.  There are plenty of them waiting to be re-shelved.


The asters are just starting to bloom.  They are so much darker than this though.  Sunlight washes out the color.





This little group is in the shade and they look bluer but are still lighter than looking at them with the naked eye.





I'm not sure if these are petunias or if they had a different name.  They were a really deep intense purple all summer and now have started fading.




My friends shared some compost with me and she mentioned they had tomato plants coming up in their flower pots.  Lo and behold I have one too.  It looks like the Roma variety.


A few days ago I got a card from my friend Julie.  She uses her scraps and makes her own note cards.  I don't have any of those fabrics; maybe I should save them for a crazy pieced block...or maybe I'll just save the card and enjoy them that way.  Thanks Julie!






 

Friday, September 15, 2017

top part sewn...........

I have knitted 3 more dishcloths and have a 4th one started.
I decided not to web all 19 rows together on this baby quilt.  This is the top 10 rows sewn together.  Now I need to sew the other 9 rows and then sew the 2 sections together.  I need to cut 6 more little tumblers too to finish it.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pre-cut pieces..........

I was looking for something fast and easy to sew last night and spied the box of 3" flannel tumblers that I cut from scraps last winter.  Luckily I had put the note in there of how many I had.  Also noted were the number of pieces across and the number of rows I could do.  It will be a baby quilt.






I was just ready to sit down when I noticed all of the junk caught in the wheels of my sewing chair.  Yuck!











All of this was caught in the 5 double wheels.  I couldn't get it all out but at least it looks better now.






Then I sat down and started sewing rows.  This will be some good sewing at night for a couple nights.
 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mostly cutting yesterday.........

I went through the Australian fabrics looking for 4 more pairs to make Hunter Star blocks.  I started the quilt with mostly red, black, and light neutral.  I added several purples and now I'm adding a couple blues.  I think the quilt will still read mostly red/rust/burgundy/black and light neutral.  The pieces shown are ready to run through the die cutter.
I got the strips for my friend's quilt cut to the right lengths.













Late in the afternoon my granddaughter and her 2 little ones came over to vacuum up all of the little fuzzies and a little later the 3 guys got here to move furniture back into the living room on the new carpeting.  There are still piles to go through on the 3 shelf units and on the fireplace mantel, little by little since I'm not supposed to lift anything heavy.