Family

Keith’s nephew recently moved to our area and his brother and sister-in-law came this weekend to visit. They’re staying with us and we spent this afternoon downtown walking along the river. It’s such a great area and while I’d love to do some kayaking …. not sure I’d want to encounter any of the gators!!

This evening we drove over to Dunedin to see Andrew’s apartment and go to dinner with him. We’re happy to have him living in our part of the state!

Sashed

The sashing is done on the Ohio Star and now I just need to add two borders. I dislike sewing long skinny pieces of sashing so I sash my blocks individually.

Not sure why of all my sashing choices, I chose a fabric with a grid. It took extra time to cut the pieces carefully so the grid wouldn’t be wonky – not that I mind wonky but just not in my sashing.

I’m done sewing for the week. We have company coming this weekend so I’ll be tied up with them.

Procrastination

Still not ready to tackle the sashing on the Ohio Star blocks so I finished sewing the bright 9 patches and just had to lay out a few squares with some of the butterflies – I love it!

I think there’s a free pattern for this one on the Accuquilt site but I chose to position my butterflies differently and to make smaller blocks – mine are 9 inches finished.

I’ll get the top assembled after the Ohio Star too is done but it won’t get quilted for a while – I’m going to save this one for when a little girl gets much bigger – won’t it be great for her to have a quilt that her Gram and Granny made together?!

I confess

I’m failing at my NO Buy commitment. There’s been some online shopping since Mom left so it’s a good thing I gave away as much fabric as I did while she was here!

All the Ohio Star blocks are pieced for my February Precut Party quilt.

I didn’t feel like starting the sashing so I pulled out the bright squares Mom cut for me while she was here and started piecing them into 9 patch blocks … these will alternate with the butterfly blocks she appliquéd for me last year so at least I’m working on a UFO!

Progress

I had a massage and took the rest of the afternoon off yesterday … coffee and my book, an early dinner and my book! I love my massage day routine!

I’m puttering in the sewing room … spending a little time each day and I’m making progress on the Ohio Star. Some Teal and Gold blocks have been added in. There will be sashing between the blocks … you know I don’t like to sash quilts but some quilts just need it.

Precut Party – February

January was Charm Squares, February is Fat Quarters! After we finished Mom’s projects, she helped me cut out my Fat Quarter project for February – it’s going to be another Ohio Star quilt and will be very similar to the one I finished last year. My energy level is still very low so it was nice to go in and start sewing!

I’ve got 3 and a half blocks of the 12 I need for the quilt already sewn!

Other than that, my day was just more knitting and cuddling with Finn! He loves sitting up in the chair with me and lets me knit as long as I want while he naps.

If you’re playing along with our 2019 Precut Party, I’d love to know what you’re making this month with Fat Quarters!

Assembled

I am being lazy and most of day was spent cuddling with Finn and knitting. This little blanket is taking a long time but I didn’t knit much in January.

This afternoon I felt the need to get out of the chair for a little while so I finished assembling the little Charm Square diamonds and added the border so this top is done and ready for the quilting pile. This one is part of our 2019 Precut Party and I used one Charm pack plus some fabric from stash.