And the winner is……

This week has been hot.  Much too hot.  How to stay cool on a hot day?  Have a nice southerly afternoon by eating watermelon and having a bowl of home made ice cream after supper.  Crank the AC way down, and enjoy it as much as possible.

A lot of pee-diddly-squat happened this week.  High temperatures do that to me, how about you?

I managed to quilt a bit more on Mom’s quilt.  Took a video of feathers on the border, and apparently I did not hit the RECORD button, can you believe that?  Tonight while uploading photos I went to upload the video, and it was not there.  I guess I pushed the wrong button.  This is still a goal and will do that the next time.  I am 3/4 done.  It is well on it’s way of being QTD, or quilted to death!  LOL

negative space fill

A few months back in talking with other quilty friends, someone asked if I had a chicken wire panto pattern.  I said no, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get one.  Pantos are rather expensive.  So I decided to make one using graph paper.  Got a pattern drawn out, and then got out the roll of freezer paper and traced, and traced, and traced.  Not sure how this will quilt out one day, but would be great for a jelly roll race quilt.  It will keep the quilt nice and lofty.

chicken wire pantograph

I will have to figure out the pattern on how to stitch, but I think I will have to back track a couple of times for a grouping of hexagons.  And no these scissors were not harmed in the making of this panto.  🙂

For months now I have had the Kaffe Fasset Periwinkles sitting on my work table.  They have constantly been in my way, nagging me to proceed.  Well, those are now a top.  I will probably create a strip border with some of the cuts I have still sitting on the table.  It is too hot to iron, so that will either wait until fall when it cools down, or on a rainy day, when the weather is not so danged hot.  Sorry for the wrinkles in my periwinkles!

And now, back to blog business….In my last few posts, I polled readers, and social media followers what layout they liked best.

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And the winner is…….every other block a star and a 49 patch!

49 patch

I will be trying to figure out how to get the multipatch squares the same size as the stars.  This will require a strip of scrap all the way around.  Probably a neutral of some kind or better yet, perhaps a brown.  (Or maybe I should stitch interfacing wrong sides togther, turn right side out and press onto a neutral square).

I would like to thank all of you for your input!!!  For a while there I thought it was going to be the 9 patch as corner stones in the sashing, but then many voted for this layout.  Those who commented thought these blocks would not get lost in assembly, meaning, you can see with your eye where one block starts and another stops.

Not sure if I will get out the iron this week and try to press these and set them a bit straighter, or if this was done during construction.  I do believe I will set them every other one, on point, so it looks like Falling Stars Upon Thars.

Goals for the upcoming week:

  1. Stay cool
  2. Take video of the Chandalier quilt during quilting and upload video
  3. Finish quilting Chandalier quilt
  4. Start sewing a border for the Kaffe Fasset Periwinkles

Enjoy summer, before you know it, it will vanish into fall.  My goodness time has flown by.  It seems like yesterday was New Years Day.  Time is passing far too quickly.  When one enjoys their days, it tends to go much quicker.  I must be doing a really good job with enjoyment lately.  Life is good.  🙂

Thank you for your comments, suggestions, and views.  Readers, it has been most enjoyable, may it continue, the enjoyment that is, for both of us!

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