After not getting into the sewing room all week to use the machine..... I managed to sew up these two blocks this morning while Emily was playing with my Accuquilt cutter making more HST's for me. I have a good amount in the bucket to select from now! I decided to do a neutral 4.5 inch square in the middle on these. This is a 12 inch block so I plan to make another one so I'll have 20 at the end of October.... and 25 or 25 if I continue and make brown and black ones for the last two months.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Another block is this one - which makes a 16 inch block. This one turned out pretty light. I have the 4 patches sewn with a darker pink. I just need to pull and cut all the other parts and stitch it together.
I plan to be in my sewing room most of the day today... with a few breaks to make soft pretzels with the sourdough starter, and check on the chickens out back. No horses today - I told Emily despite being allowed to go to school still, we really should not be going places as Aidan is still in quarantine until Thursday. I plan to work on my pink table runner, sew some crumb blocks and pin the stashbuster quilt for machine quilting tomorrow. I also need to pull fabrics for the Plus blocks and stitch my Hexagon for the day.
We had a family game night last evening. The kids got a domino set and they taught us adults how to play. It involved trains! It was pretty neat and we played 3 rounds. Grandma's friend Betty has been going over for game day Sunday's and taught them how to play last year.
My Grammy Myott's Singer 501 machine in a treadle table was also moved into my sewing space last night by the kids. I have not used it in years, so I might pull it out and see if it needs oil -it was seized up when I tried it a few years ago and after lots of oil it was back and running. Maybe I'll make the RSC Challenge quilt using this machine this year? We will see.
Linking up with the RSC Challenge.