Yesterday was Worldwide Quilting Day and the first full day of spring … and a very productive day here at Chez Nana.
I finally got around to organizing our coat closet and master bedroom closet. This house doesn’t have enough closets (the only real downside to this house), so those two closets tend to get anything/everything that doesn’t have anywhere else to go. I got rid of 3 trash bags full of stuff that hasn’t been used in years (the stuff will go to Goodwill … just loaded it all into trash bags for easy hauling). It was such a good feeling! I think I might have been motivated to tackle the basement (our other storage space), but I just didn’t have the energy … I’ve found that I still don’t have as much energy as I did pre-sinus infection. And more importantly, I wanted to spend some time in my sewing room … it was Quilting Day, after all.
I finished piecing (and restitching opened seams) on my Kiss quilt. This is one big quilt (a generous king-sized bed quilt … it’ll be 96”x112”. It was later in the day by the time I got it done, but thanks to Daylight Savings Time, I still had enough daylight to get a picture taken outside. That flimsie about drove me bonkers, what with having to restitch all those opened seams … as you can see, there are a whole lot of seams along the outer edges … times that by all 4 sides of 42 blocks, and there was a whole lot of restitching going on. Hopefully the handquilting will be a lot less troublesome.
After I finish this block, I’ll start adding the connectors … and then the setting blocks – half blocks.
This is my inspiration (source: http://www.quiltindex.org) … I’m making a couple of changes – mine isn’t going to have a border, and my connector blocks will be red.
Today, I hope to have an equally productive day. I would like to get the Kiss quilt sandwiched and be able to get in a few quilting stitches. This is the best part of quiltmaking for me … sitting in my recliner, listening to an audiobook, and stitching away. Pure bliss.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!