For entertainment and therapy.....I was quilting on Hot Legs for a bit this morning. I have had this place mat of plumes sitting for a good while, and decided to get it quilted and finished. It is ready for binding.
I moved on to quilting the rest of the circles quilt. This is the back side, as the stitching really does not show much on the front. I am using loose meandering curls in an all over pattern. The center section is done and I have the border to do.
I was delaying ....trying to avoid what is hanging on the design wall. The long/very long strips of the 9 patch blocks. All 14 rows of them staring down upon me. Just hanging there, looking pathetic and undone. It wasn't enough to get them all pressed---nice and crisp, they actually thought I should sew the rows together immediately.
Please make a note to self: There is little else more boring than to sew long rows of blocks together. Good reminder......instead of long boring rows, assemble them into large block units. They are easier to handle even if the same amount of stitching is required.
I let lunch divert me after sewing up 6 rows......and I also noticed a charm pack under some papers. I rarely buy pre-cuts, but I caught this on sale for a good price. I love the blues and tans in the pack. Of course, I had nothing in mind for it and let it sit on the shelf.
Enter this pattern from Moda Bake Shop......with Orange Peel shapes! So I am thinking I can expand on this basic design and have some fun with this charm pack. I even have some stash fabrics that will work with this too. A small quilt or table runner?
And that has been my anxiety loaded week, and I realize the month is almost done! I will be out of commission on Tuesday due to an appointment with the eye doctor. So I need to review the month and see if I hit most of the goals. That's the plan for the weekend......there's a free weekend marathon for the Mystery Woman movies. So a few movies and stitching those rows up.