I don't have nearly as much to show today...but to be fair, yesterday I had a day and a half worth of work.
I got up early got busy. The hubby was at work and I knew I'd have to be quiet after lunch when he was sleeping, so I sewed like a woman posessed. First, because the hubby wasn't home, I worked on getting his quilt together.
Apparently I'm not so good at adding because I need more sashing strips. And I don't have any more red fabric. But I'm starting a list for the fabric store...I'll put off going until later and then maybe make the trip more worth the effort of getting there (it's about 30 minutes from here). But the quilt is taking shape! (Emma is making sure nothing gets away from me since I still had the windows open at this point...yeah, right...)
When I ran out of stuff, I worked on my pinwheels. All 36 are done!!!
Then the hubby came home, so I sat down for some quiet time. I ate lunch, but also figured out how I want to set my scrap quilt blue and green funky log cabins. I decided that I'll need 16 total for a throw-sized quilt with wide sashings. That means I need to make 7 more. Not bad.
I have Quilt Pro 3 (that is about 10 years old and I'm amazed it's compatible with this computer - but it does basic layouts and gives sizes accordingly, which is what I needed/wanted), so I decided to see how my pinwheels would look in various ways. I got that figured out too, as far as sashing widths, but need something for cornerstones. I'll raid the stash first, but if nothing looks good, it will go on the list with the reds.
Then, while I was fooling with quilt layouts, I decided to see what I could come up with for some of the fabrics Mary sent. I decided to make a couple of Double Irish Chains first.
And then I remembered my right brain told me I needed to make a wonky star quilt with red points, grey background and something lighter in the centers. So I found a tutorial to make the same blocks I made for the Bushfire Quilt Project (I'd forgotten how...) and did some figuring there, too. I think I'm gonna like this one, too!
Then FINALLY the mail came and in the box were these beautiful blocks from Christine:
I love getting my mail this week! These balance out the ickiness of receiving bills. Thanks Christine!!!
Quiet time continued and I decided to give this idea a go:
This pattern came from a flyer posted at work that had this clip art. It's been swirling in my head for a while and I drew out a plan using this heart, but I wanted to see how difficult the applique would be. This took about an hour and the heart is about 4.5 inches. I like it, but still not sure about my pattern as a whole. (I'm a little chicken...)
With that done and hours more quiet time to go, I worked on appliqueing flowers onto the turquoise quilt. I'm almost done, so I'll likely show a pic very soon!
And now it's dinner time and the hubby will be rising from the dead soon (no, he's not really a vampire, just works wierd night-ish hours) so I can reclaim my sewing room - it shares a wall with the bedroom.
Do you think I have enough to keep me busy? (See Mary, I don't need any help!)