I’ve been a busy girl. I haven’t gotten a ton of quilting done, but a respectable amount considering I’ve been busy with other things.
I got two of my Red Sampler Quilt Along blocks done one morning before childcare.
The next day I finished the next block.
With that, I was done with the red sampler.
That left me time to get my batik charm square quilt finished…well not finished. The top is together. I ironed it too. Next up backing and then on to the quilt machine.
When it’s super hot like it had been I don’t spend tons of time in the sewing room. It’s the room in the house that is farthest away from the furnace and air conditioning so the room tends to be cool in the winter and hot in the summer. I have an air conditioner that I can put in the window but I don’t like it and then I have to move around my plants. I just work things so that I sew early in the morning or in the late evening. It works.
At some point, I might see about putting a split unit upstairs. We had talked about that when we remodeled the house but the budget was getting tight and that was something we could live with…and honestly, I still can easily live with it.
I made some progress on this…It’s my County Fair quilt. I have the opposite corner done this far too. Carver and Gannon are showing it off for me. Aren’t they getting big??
Every day over naptime I pin the next row on each side…then either that evening or the next morning, I sew it down. It’s been working nicely. I often use this method for sewing quilt tops together that need to be pinned. That way two rows get added to the project each day.
County Fair comes from the book Scrap School.
I am making mine a little bigger than the original in the book. It’s taken a little time to figure out how many extra blocks I need to make and how many extra sashing pieces I need to cut.
I have fabrics pulled and plan to start on the baby quilts for Kelli’s boys next.
I already told you it will be a version of this quilt…
As is it is too big for the boys so I’ll be making it smaller. How much smaller, no clue yet. I’ll likely just start cutting and sewing. It’s me to just start sewing without a real firm plan.
As I said before, one quilt will have a blue tractor as that’s the kind of tractor Papa Moo (Kramer liked). That will be Eli’s and Emmett’s tractor will be green. I started pulling for the blue version. Mine will be cut from all shirts.
The pattern is in Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book. Find it HERE on Amazon.
I really want to get this started this week. The hope is to get it cut out and hopefully a couple pinwheel blocks made.
That’s what I’m up to in the sewing room. I’ll try to get a cross stitch post written soon too. I’ve finished two projects I’m excited to share.