I started off my morning with a little hand stitching today. I had finished the 4 sides yesterday on this #21 Endless Diamond block and stitched it together this morning while watching an episode of NCIS on Netflix.
I also stitched my hexagon QAYG for the day this morning and put a line of hand quilting in it around each side. I have quite the stack of finished ones building up - 24 for the first 24 days of this year =). I prepped the rest needed through January 31 last Sunday so I am just waiting to see what color Angela will pull for February and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I added another hand stitched Flowering snowball block yesterday as well. I have 6 done and another one all prepped. I think I am going to need to be creative to cut out more from the bits of FQ's I have left. No worries - I have a whole bunch of blues and greens hanging out on the fabric wall to pull from! I used the Accuquilt Go to cut these and I love how easy and quick it is to cut accurate curved parts.
I took a break and was cleaning up the kitchen. I have been working through drawers and cleaning and wiping things down. Today was doing the vinegar cleaning of the coffee maker and the keurig machine. I need to sweep then actually pull out the fridge and vaccum the back. I hope that will cause the loud noises to stop. We have defrosted it and replaced the ice maker part in the door. Multiple replacement shelves for the door have been purchased over the years after first using lots of glue for repairs. I am not impressed with this Samsung purchase from Lowes 10 years ago at all. Let's hope the removal of dust will help.
After that and a vaccum of the house while it is out I think it will be reward time to sew. I am going to have to piece a backing for the Stashbuster 2020 quilt top, cut the batting off the roll and then pin it for quilting. I think it will just be a minimal machine quilting on it as that is all that is needed with the warm and natural batting. I have been informed I am not allowed to add the binding (which I have not made yet) as Emily wants to press it for me once I have it made. That means binding will wait for another evening.
So... later tonight after retrieving the kids from Grandma's I will add my first hand quilting stitches into this lovely hand pieced quilt along quilt from 2019. It finished about 29x38. The 3rd quilt along will be revealed tomorrow at Elmstreetquilts.com (Patty) and Kristinesser.com from Simple. Handmade. Everyday. I'm sew excited to see what they have come up with this year. I have enjoyed learning from their sew alongs so much.
Linking up with the other Sunday Slow Stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.