In The Interval

2:55pm

As I was heading out to plant the peas, Young Son arrived at home with two friends.  Two hungry friends.  I offered a late lunch in return for a little help in the yard.  They gladly agreed.  In addition to cleaning up a large amount of leftovers, they also raked and finished cleaning up the back yard.  While I still got the peas planted.

Now I need to do up the dishes before they overwhelm the countertop, then I will vacuum.

More coming soon…

4:07pm

The dishes are done. The vacuuming is not done.  Sparkle Jane got home and is taking a much-needed nap.  So, poor me (I don’t sound very sad, do I?), I really had to do something quiet.  Like sew.

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The center of the top is half assembled.

 

Layout

So far today I have shopped for groceries, cleaned the refrigerator, mulched the strawberry bed, gathered the pruning branches from the apple, cherry and nectarine trees, wiped down the mirrors, vacuumed the downstairs and put away laundry.

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And laid out the quilt top…

Now I need to vacuum the upstairs and plant the peas, then I can stitch a bit more.

Prepared: National Quilting Day

Today is National Quilting Day.  While there are many things on my To-Do List besides quilting, I am very hopeful that some quilting will happen.  That is why I am prepared.

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This is going to be a baby quilt. Hopefully it will be most of a top by the end of the day.

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This is still going to be Miss Jenna’s quilt. Hopefully it will be basted and partially quilted by the end of the day.

But, it will all depend on errands and gardening, which must be done first.  Wish me luck!

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An Idea Of Where This Is Heading

Two more Christmas quilt blocks are finished.  With eight complete, it is possible to lay things out.

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I am so excited!  Sometimes I get what I think is a great idea, but once it is moving it turns out to be a not-so-great idea.  This one, though, looks like it will work.  Yep, I like where this is heading.

Poinsettia Block

I continue to enjoy the Have A Jolly Little Christmas Quilt Along.

Sew Fresh Quilts

My latest effort is the Poinsettia Block.  I modified it a little, changing the large, green corner squares to smaller ones and adding gold.  The long term plan is to use this as an alternating block in the quilt.

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I plan to make it a 5×5 with 13 of these blocks and 12 of the other pieced blocks.  We’ll see if I make it that far, but I think I probably will because I am having so much fun!