When I last left you with my UFO Scrap Crystals I was here.
I forgot to include a picture to show you the fun I had getting there. I had lots of help from these girls. For those of you who don’t know I’m an in home childcare provider and these are two of my kiddos.
These are my school aged girls. They come every day after school. I have challenged them while I was working on this quilt. Over nap time while the little ones were sleeping and these two were at school, I would iron these pieces. Then I would stack them in piles of 10. When the girls got here, I would challenge them to figure out how many units I had. They loved it. Really loved it!
They would run in the door and ask if I had anything to count. They were so sad the day we finished these pieces. It was a big day that day..we had 310. I took them several attempts to get the counting right. It’s hard for them to make the transition from 100 to 110. It was so fun watching their brains work. I encourage you to try this if you have little ones around. I’ll be doing it much more often. I am going to change it up when I have fewer units and only put two or five in each pile. It’s such good practical math for them.
My star blocks were all sewn one day…I didn’t iron them as I had time to sew more and I save my ironing for nap time. I ended up cutting and sewing some border units instead.The next day over nap time I ironed all of the pieces.
I’m really happy with my progress on this. I have fabric here for the borders but bought a couple different options so hopefully next week I’ll have the blocks completely sewn and you can help me pick sashing and border fabrics.
You can find me here next week. This UFO is really getting fun!!