Saturday, March 19, 2016
Nine blocks done
I finished blocks 8 and 9 of the 1857 quilt this week. I am doing back basting applique so my blocks are mirror image of the original pattern. But, they all look okay to me. That plane and saw block was quite the challenge! I loved doing the sunburst block (in purple). But, I don't think I'm going to do block 10 with the fiddly pieces surrounding the center hearts. It just doesn't appeal to me so I'll have to come up with something else.
Here are all nine finished blocks. Sentimental Stitches released another block (a dazzler) today in celebration of National Quilting Day. Can't wait to start.
I've been cleaning out closets. It's that ole spring cleaning bug that sometimes bites this time of year. "What's a person to do with all that stuff?" I say!
I have boxes and boxes of family pictures from the time photography was invented to today. For whatever reason, my house seems to be the family repository. I can't let another year go by without compile and organizing. (And throwing away) It's going to take HOURS!
I cleaned out the crafty supplies and put all my oil painting things into one location. I think I'm going to blame the bug on my husband because he decided to turn the back room of the shed into a greenhouse and I had to take my stuff out and away.
"Where to put it?"
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