If you’ve been reading the blog, you know that I’ve been away at a cross-stitch retreat. I left Thursday morning and came back at about noon on Sunday. That didn’t leave me a lot of quilting time but I still managed to get a little bit done.
You might remember the week before when the grandkids were here I had worked on cutting out the Tumalo Trails quilt. It is in this book, Scraps and Shirttails II.
Before I left for the retreat I was up early several days. I got all of the half square triangles sewn…not ironed though.
I sewed together a whole bunch of strip sets together. These are for the nine patch blocks. On the left are the dark-light-dark sets and on the right are the light-dark-light sets.
I didn’t get a chance to cut any of these. I had hoped I would over the week but I didn’t get a chance. That’s okay because I’m guessing I might get to them this week. I have a really busy upcoming three weeks or so. We’ll see what I all get done and don’t get done. The garden is coming on heavy as are the flowers and it’s the time of year that those things need to come first.
I did get several packages in the mail. I need to sort and organize those. I’m hoping to get to that as well this week. There just aren’t enough hours in the day.
I had a blog reader that was wanting to know how I deal with shirts after they are cut up. She wanted to know how I found the straight of the grain and started working on them. I ended up filming this video to help with that. You can push the play button and watch it here or you can go to Youtube HERE, save it and watch it later on your television or device.
That is all I have for you…a slow report. Hopefully I’ll be back on the bandwagon soon. Please share what you’ve been busy with!