A QRG Report for 11/09/14
Quilting: did some hand stitching yesterday
This is a 50+ year old ufo from an estate sale that a friend gave me to finish as she knows I like to do QAYG. I learned a few things so far:
- The polyester thread from so long ago shreds terribly when you're trying to pick out a seam.
- The sizes of the 7 blocks ranged from 13" to 14.75" I had to make 2 more and trim the others to 13". Fortunately there were a bag of scraps and backing/sashing to go with the squares.
- Working with such lofty batting is a pain. One must squash it get an accurate size. That was because there were already 6 squares quilted as they went and I wasn't about to take them all apart and remake them use different batting.
- Polyester/cotton can be so thin!
- Log cabin blocks are not a good candidate for QAYG.
I've got the three rows of blocks stitched on the back. Now I need to add the sashing between the rows, stitch those down, bind and I'll be done. I'm linking to
this week and to Judy's Patchwork Times and Lyn's BOMs Away as I didn't add anything to my stash and nothing came out of my stash and I worked with these blocks.
Reading: I'm reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. From the back cover: January 1946: "Writer Juliet Ashton recieves a letter from a stranger...and so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as it name." I'm so enjoying it for the story and because it is written mostly in the form of letters exchanged which makes it easy to pick up, read a few letters, and then back to whatever I was doing.
I like cactus because like mankind - they are so beautiful and varied in their diversity.
And off I go to start another week - blessings!
Angie in SoCal