The Boxed Squares top is quilted. This never happens … I pieced 5 small quilts while I was in GA and all 5 are quilted (this one is #5 of 10 for my quilting marathon). I think it’s probably thanks to Rae that these got done because I spent one day working with her on her schoolwork and pulling and piecing backs in between helping her. Since they were all out and all had backs, they were easy to load and quilt.

Quilting on this is a variation of Line Dancing. I haven’t done any in years and it shows but surprisingly, I’m not unhappy with this. I love how easy pantographs are to do and how great they look on quilts but I do like doing easy freehand quilting too … I just haven’t done as much the last couple years so I think that makes me more hesitant to do it. I used to be braver!

Binding is progressing too, I should finish hand stitching #2 tonight after Keith goes to bed, #3 and #4 are ready for hand stitching, #5 is trimmed, and #6 and #7 haven’t been touched yet.

I wasted a fair amount of time yesterday and today, I’m still waffling about pattern and fabric choices for my triangle quilt. I think the problem is I want to use my scraps but I want something quick so I can finish the top by the end of May. I could pull a set of fat quarters and whip something up quickly but I think I’ve decided I’ll use the scraps even though it will take me longer to get it done. I also want to get some more of the Rainbow HeartStrings blocks done … time is running out on me thanks to all the back and forth to GA and all the time and effort it has taken to buy, repair, and make functional the new house. So the plan is to make some Yellow HeartStrings blocks and start cutting HST from scraps. I won’t worry about starting to piece them right away.


  1. Your quilting choice is perfect for the quilt and looks great! You sure have accomplished a lot in the short amount of time you have been home. I am working on stars with Y seams. Last time I will ever do Y seams!!!! But the quilt should look nice once done. It is red, white, and blue with a little gold. I sure wish I could do my own quilting and be totally done.

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