Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Took a day off for my Birthday

Yes  I had a birthday on Valentines Day. Thank you for the Birthday wishes from all of you. I did sewing and also stayed at home. We got a snow storm and we just didn't need to be out on the road. So it was a quiet day. I last evening got started on assembling the big blocks for this top. I have this group almost complete. I need to add one more section to it. The gray sashing really makes the color pop. This was an experiment and I think it worked fairly well.

Today I need to run to the store and get a couple things and then home to try and get this top a little farther along. Then next order of business will be finding a back for this. I do not think I will add anymore borders to it. It will be a larger couch quilt. I bought a circle ruler the other day on sale and thought I could maybe use it to mark for Baptist Fan quilting and use my walking foot to accomplish the look. 

I have a thread order coming. Should be here in about a week. I panicked because I thought I was using all my silver that is the color, but it is light gray thread up and I use it a lot to quilt with. I looked everywhere and couldn't find any. I thought I had ordered more and it was very puzzling to me where it could be. So after an order for $59 of thread I found the new spool I hadn't even used. Oh well I have thread now. 

I try and wind bobbins in multiples so I have them ready when piecing or machine quilting. I hate to stop unthread the machine and rethread for one bobbin at a time. 

I think shortly I will get myself out the door and go to the store. We are to expect slushy snow today and I would rather not be out in it when it is going strong. Hope your day is safe and warm. Chris

1 comment:

sewyouquilt2 said...

love this quilt. it is so funny how simple 4 patch and 9 patch quilts made with different settings can look so so different.