Split shift

I’m back on a stay up all night, sleep all morning schedule so I end up working a split shift – a few hours in the afternoon and then coming back downstairs to work after Keith goes to bed. It works for me when I don’t have any morning appointments but I’ll have to reset myself before my trip to Mom’s next week. Today I finished up the Friendship Stars and I’m ready to start the alternate 9 patch blocks – maybe that will happen tomorrow. Someone asked were the stars going to all be green. Nope – they’re all different colors and the 9 patch squares will be too.

Our power went out between 6 and 8:30 pm so I wasn’t able to cook dinner – we both grabbed something that didn’t need cooking and I’ll fix the pork tomorrow. While we were waiting for the power to come back on I played with another Friendship Star variation. I really got in the zone making these stars and maybe one day I’ll make a quilt just with them. I like alternating light and dark versions of the same block in quilts so I don’t end up with so much background fabric. I’ll save this idea for later.

After coming down and finishing the last few stars, I loaded and quilted another one of the HeartStrings group tops sent to me by AnnG. Pantograph is Seaweed – another favorite of mine for HeartStrings quilts. Lots of great texture. This leaves me with 2 to get bound and I’ll try to get them done before my trip.

Now it’s time to knit!


  1. I love these two!!!Stunning!!I think I am going to play with this friendship star for a baby blanketBe safe out therePeg

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  2. Hi Mary! Your latest layout looks cute – I like the alternating dark/light backgrounds. I adore the bright and cheerful colors as well. Oh, how nice that you get to see/visit with your Mom next week. I love seeing the two of you together, knowing that you are cooking up some fun quilts and enjoying each other. Safe travels! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. I am always impressed with the amount you accomplish. I can’t wait to see the friendship star quilt. I like the background fabric you chose. Safe travels.

  4. Friendship stars work so well no matter if they are the only block in a quilt, or alternated with something else. I really like your plan with them alternating with the squares. Another excellent scrappy option. The “Sew Vintage” group I’m part of has been challenged to make something that is scrappy, and my brain has been spinning with ideas.

  5. As you can tell by the time stamp, you’re not alone!  

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