Kinship Quilt Progress ~ Day 13
I am really happy with this quilt in the making.
It is one of the few quilty things I have been able to accomplish this week.
Life has been happening.
One of my adult children was in the hospital for several days.
It proved not to be a life threat.
Nonetheless, as a mother, it was very upsetting.
Thanks to all who have seen hugs and prayers.
So getting this one block a day done has been an accomplishment for me.
This is my first 12 blocks with the fabric I am thinking to use as sashing for ...
... the "Plaid" setting
as shown here:
In the end I may choose to design my own setting.
Lots of time to think about that.
87 days to be exact.
Here is today's block.
I really love these
Curio by Betsy Olmsted for Windham Fabrics
One day earlier this week I could not sew a straight 1/4" seam
on a 6.5" unit piece.
Some of this may be my vision issues.
My eyes are always worse in the summer and humidity
even though I use prescription drops several times a day
I see my eye surgeon next month
although eye surgery is not in my plans this summer.
I have to see him every few months.
So I am falling behind in my other projects and commitments,
including the quilt on my longarm,
I loaded my
onto my long arm frame.
I am trying something new ... the top is loaded sideways
into the frame.
It took me awhile to decide how I wanted to quilt it
and how to achieve this.
The top and backing was ready two weeks ago.
I am averaging only one quilt per month on my long arm so far.
I tell myself that if this trend continues
that I will have 12 quilts by the the end of my first year
that otherwise would not have likely been quilted.
Just Keep Sewing ~ One Stitch at a Time
I look for the positive in all things.
May your weekend be positively lovely.
Sunny and a good day for a backyard barbecue here.