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Monday, March 26, 2018

Stay-at-home bee

Saturday was my regular bee meeting day but the center where we meet was having a large meeting, and the room was not available.

So, since I had put together some things I wanted to work on during the meeting, I decided to dedicate three hours to working on it - at home!

This flying geese quilt top has been folded up and "laying-in-waiting" for a long time now. 

I started it in 2012 (read the post here), and when I put the final brown strips on I put it aside til I could decide what to do for a final border. 

I decided on a homespun/plaid piano key border, and I had been piecing these strips together off and on - whenever the mood struck me.  No hurry at all to finish this!

During my bee-time I pieced twosies, to foursies - enough to make several 6" wide groups. 

The foursies got pieced into long strips, to be trimmed down to a slightly narrower size because some of my edges were sorta wavy.
Unfortunately, that's the nature of homespun!

So that was my bee day - sew forth and sew on til later!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Silent Sunday

"They took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Friday, March 23, 2018

What the ...!!?

That little flower basket quilt ... I swanee!

The rows were all joined and it had been laying on my table for about 4-5 days, but I hadn't trimmed it because all the setting triangles weren't aligned just perfectly, and I had to pay attention when I trimmed it.  So ... yesterday I figured why not just get it out of the way?

So I trimmed it and it's just perfect, right?

Take another look!

See that one row turned upside down?

When I was joining rows I remember one row had the setting triangles turned wrong, so I turned the row around and didn't give it another thought.

Well ...  I should have!  I fixed the problem, the borders have been added, so now it's ready for the flower applique and quilting.

Is that a humongous border, or what??  Seven inches!

Looking at the finished top with all that border space, I probably could have stayed with the 6" baskets rather than downsizing them, but it'll work out.  It's those little things that remind you to stay woke!

Note to self:  Do NOT go to Fabric Place Basement, they are having a sale!  Sew forth and sew on.