Thursday, July 17, 2014

What I was working on yesterday during the rain and no kids day.....

I got a ton of stuff done in the sewing room. Nope - I did not tidy up and put things away, I did not file all the business and personal stacks of paper, I did not clean the house..... I sewed!

I prepped and sewed my 12 red churn dashes which I will show on Saturday. I prepped a bunch of red hexagons and managed to make a bunch of them last night - also will show on Saturday. Got the wonky star done for the RSC.... although I need to rip and make the middle the correct size. I did mine 4.5 inches instead of 3.5 inches. A wee bit too big!

What I will show...... nine of the star blocks in red and blue are completed! Each will be 8 inches finished so this will be a smallish quilt. Now the decision - do I make more of them or keep it small? No real plan for this quilt other than to have a 'neutral' baby quilt on hand. It will have sashing with yellow cornerstones and I think I might make that cornerstone into a pinwheel or star for the four middle ones. I can see a pieced border of some kind..... either a ribbon, flying geese or diamond?Maybe prairie points of red and blue on a cream solid as one border to make it a 3D quilt? As you can tell, it is still a work in progress. I'm not sure I like the blue check print in the middle row...... it might have to change but then again...this is a scrappy quilt....

While I was doing that Mom was in surgery up in Vermont. It was a planned surgery with a 3 month recovery time of no lifting. All went well and she should be heading home sometime today to recover at the camp overlooking the lake. Wishing her a speedy recovery and remembering to take it easy even if you start feeling better in a week or two! We want you back to 100% by December so I can cook up a storm for you in your kitchen and you'll enjoy eating it.
This will be her view while recovering.


  1. Sometimes a day of sewing is needed- all that other stuff will wait! Glad you spent the day as you did! Also happy that your mom is doing well. I pray for her recovery. ~Jeanne

  2. It's always good to have a few quilts made ahead. Happy to hear that your Mother is doing well. Beautiful view for a recovery.

  3. Nice blocks. I wouldn't changea thing!
    Good thoughts sent your mom's way for a good recovery.

  4. I love your stars. Looking forward to what you will do to finish it off. Your mom should enjoy relaxing with that view.

  5. If one has to recover for 3 months, what better place to do it than overlooking that lake. Gorgeous view!

    I love your blue and red stars!! I can't wait to see what you do with them.