Monday, October 17, 2011
Bits of my weekend, in reverse
So, this is how my weekend ended. At approximately ten to midnight on Sunday.
My mom and I took my son to take some fall pictures a bit north of us and then hit up a quilt shop on our way home.
At the quilt shop my son found this frog plushie that was made up at the shop. Well, the plushie wasn't for sale, but the pattern was. So, of course, I bought the pattern. And somehow promised to make him right away even though all I wanted to do was go home and continue working on my lone star '30's quilt.
Cotton Ginnys Hopsalot is now finished, including a few creative liberties, but that frog really did a number on my sewing room.
Fluff and destruction everywhere.
Early on Sunday I was able to get some fall photos in, even though it's not quite peak colors. Love the reflection of the sky in the one above.
Oaks and maples and lots of sky.
But even with all of that picture taking and frog making, this is what I spent the bulk of my weekend on. I finished sewing the inner lone star and set it too. This was a picture before I trimmed it to the right size. Now I just have to make what feels like a thousand blocks of 2 inch squares to make basically a 2 foot border all the way around it. And I'm thinking of trying my hand at trapunto in the white blocks, as if I haven't already bitten off more than I can chew. Should be a fun ride.
And, yes, I can see where I stretched the seams (badly) on that star. I may or may not fix that. I am a big believer in the idea that quilting and washing a quilt does wonders at hiding lots of flaws like that. At least I made some headway. Oh, and I also bought 4 fabrics to piece the back with - I am planning this quilt to be about 108" square, so that means I needed a lot of backing fabric.