It was a delightful day yesterday … too bad it’s not going to last. We’ve got storms due to come through this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. According to the national news Friday evening, this is a huge storm system, with potential for lots of damage, that is due to track across a good part of the country … including my little part of the world. And I guess the meteorologists are right because the sun was shining earlier this morning … and it’s gotten very cloudy.
I finished the 42nd (of 42) blocks on my Kiss quilt Friday evening! I had 40 blocks finished right before dinner, and I decided that by golly! I was going to finish her up that evening … so while the Blues played (and lost … I don’t want to talk about that!), I stitched up the last two blocks. Woo hoo! I’ve got a whole lot more strips, enough for shams … and maybe even another, smaller quilt. I’d set a goal for myself to have the blocks finished by Sunday evening … and I made it with time to spare!
After my walk with Lois yesterday morning, I got started on DD’s herringbone quilt. Here’s the inspiration quilt (click on the picture for the source):
As you can see those are just half square triangles (HSTs) in two colors and set in such a way to create a herringbone effect. DD chose a darker gray and a lighter gray as her two colors. I prewashed the fabrics and got to cutting away … I’m going to need 512 triangles (256 in the light gray and 256 in the dark gray). Thank goodness for my GO Cutter! Can you imagine cutting 512 triangles by hand? I can’t either. As you can see, I’ve got quite a few light gray triangles cut … time to count them and then get back to cutting. At least I’ll have some Blues hockey to keep me entertained while cutting (and let’s hope for a better outcome this afternoon!).
But cutting triangles isn’t all that I plan to do today. It’s been a good long while since I’ve had some time with my needle and thread … and I think we need to get reacquainted today! I’ve got 24 blocks done and have a start on #25 … I’d like to have that block done by the end of the day.
Have a blessed Sunday!