It’s not assembled yet but I’m making progress on the Layer Cake Hourglass blocks. I don’t talk a lot about my health here and I’m not complaining but one of the things I struggle with post surgery and with the suppression therapy is difficulty focusing … it’s not that I never made mistakes before but I can tell you, I spend more time with my seam ripper these days.
I snapped a final photo of Maureen’s Churn Dash quilt before packing it up – quilted, bound, washed, and ready to use!
I had several questions about the Sashed Tumblers – I’ve got some quilt notes on the website if you’re curious about how it was pieced. If I made it again, I’d use full tumblers on the top and bottom rather than the half tumblers – in fact, I gave that half tumbler die away right after making this top! It’s not hard to bind the irregular tumbler edges.
Now for something gross – we’ve had an invasion of flies the last couple days … ugh!! We had our pest control company out – we’re not sure what’s causing it but we’ll have them come back out and check under the house just in case something crawled there and died. There’s no odor now but we did have something stinky when we got back from the Hatteras trip – it faded really quickly and I’d wondered if it was just from the house being shut up and the A/C being put low while we were gone.
The good news is that a) there are way fewer today than yesterday and b) since I’m leaving Sunday morning it will be Keith’s problem to figure out what the problem is! Luckily, they’re mostly concentrated in one room because it’s bright and sunny there and they’re gathering near the windows. I put some fly paper up and we’re keeping the fly swatter handy but we’re also closing off as much of the house as we can!!