What I have been up to –
This is my February Civil War Tribute block –
This ONE is only the first of FOUR of them! Can you see that this puppy has 65 pieces in it! In ONE block! I finished this one Friday and decided I would work on the others one per week for the next three weeks. I am praying that the March blocks are not quite so labor intensive! It also really shows me I need to watch my 1/4″ seams….I thought I wasn’t too bad, but my 15 1/2″ unfinished block ended up closer to 15 7/8″! Not good! I am glad I am doing them one block at a time. That way I have a chance to correct myself on the next three.
I will be honest also – they wouldn’t be quite so hard if I didn’t care which way the fabric is going in all those little half-square triangles. I am just OCD enough that I like the stripes all running in the same direction. All four fabrics are directional!
I also received some new thread and had to try it out on my February string quilt –
See that beautiful neon green on the thread holder? That is one of 10 cones of Rheingold thread I recently purchased from my on-line friend, Dawn Ramirez, of Pajama Quilter fame. She was having a huge inventory reduction sale and I couldn’t resist. It is a polyester thread designed for embroidery and my machine LOVES it. I was able to use it with no adjustments to tension from my normal Superior So Fine settings. The sheen of the bright thread gives this quilt a really fun feel.
Here is what the kids have been up to –
This is Mini-me’s play-do version of a T-rex dinosaur…..or a turkey gobbler….I forget which one!
Munch was in to making weights. I think she wants me to work out…..I might even be able to lift that one…..
and here is a joint effort on my white board.