I can finally say that #FrolicQuilt is finished! Got out today and took pictures. I found a fence, had a devil of a time getting it to stay. A passer by said it was beautiful, I am as proud as a peacock!
I chose the backing to use for binding, which was stripped floral fabric (very loud). It adds to the already loud (smile). It feels good to get this mystery done.
Some star quilting showing nicely in the high sun, which by the way today is almost the perfect day. Temps in the low 50s this morning (with the windows open left a nice chill in the house) highs in the low to mid 70s, and the house is warmed to the perfect temp.
I finished it and then the next mystery starts, yeah Bonnie Hunter is starting another mystery. Not sure if I am going to participate in this one, but I sure would like to do a red white and blue version of what she has in the mix. It will be a medallion quilt.
A medallion quilt is on my bucket list. The 365 quilt block challenge already is a medallion so, I will probably not participate. Who knows what the future holds.
I am still binding the disappearing pinwheel basket quilt. I think I am halfway done. Will probably be able to finish it up tonight.
I have the SewQuester Mystery Quilt pieces cut. This was quite an undertaking. The cutting itself was easy. The digging through the stash not so much.
After digging out completely of my one large 50 gallon tote, I found some very complimentary neutral, and the piece was large enough. For those of you quilters not getting out for a fabric run, we all thank you. Odds are you have something in your stash, you just have to do the archeology dig to find it. 🙂 Me included! This was an all day chore of finding something in the too heavy tote to move to the room where I was working, laying it against fabrics, seeing if there was enough and putting in in a maybe pile. But then the perfect piece presented itself at the bottom of the tote. Even though I have no idea the direction this mystery will take, I am trusting my quilting gut. And to keep my baggies straight I have either labeled them with a marker, or I have pinned the fabric to the cutting step instruction completed. I have totally taken over the kitchen table with this, and am just waiting for clue 3 to present itself.
In reading of the cutting I have done, I suspect we will be making 4 patches with color and neutrals and trimming them with another neutral, and then the strips we will be sewing and cutting using the tube ruler (which I do not have, but will use my companion angle just the same).
Today has been a productive day, I made chocolate chip cookies! They will probably be snarfed down within 24 hours. It has been a very long time since these cookies have seen my oven.
Tonight it is chicken on the grill meat removed and then smothered in BBQ sauce making a nice sandwich. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain. I hope to quilt tomorrow. My machine is at my parents. I would feel horrible if they got sick because of me. If I quilt tomorrow, I will not go into the house, perhaps have a conversation through the high tech doorbell thing. I will wipe down the stuff I touch with alcohol, yeah I have a quart of this stuff and have had it for a long time.
Normal things taken for granted before, are not really American now. If you go to the grocery store, no more bags to bring in. They make you wait in a line to enter the store, staying at 6 foot marked intervals by tape. You no longer have your freedom to move about. And please if you get out, do not cough on anyone or anything, you could be charged with a terroristic thread, a Felony!
I am proud of American’s for behaving themselves. Crime is at an all time low. I have not heard of rioting over consumables like water and toilet paper. Polluted cities have cleaner air. Perhaps this was natures way of resetting things and teaching us how to better protect the environment.
Make the most of this time, as we are writing history now.
Happy sewing, and thanks for reading my blog!