Yesterday, I decided to take it easy another day … and spent the day in my recliner, quilting away on T#3’s quilt. Mid-afternoon, I got a call from a friend from our old church, asking if I wanted to take a couple of quilt tops off her hands. Did I? Well, of course I did!
I love anything with stars, and this Lone Star variation is no exception. Unfortunately, as you can see, it doesn’t lay flat, and the white fabric is awfully thin. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to tame it with a good pressing.
Isn’t this Flying Dutchman just a happy quilt. While the white fabric isn’t LQS quality, it does seem to be a little better than the white in the Lone Star top, and it does lay nice and flat.
The Lone Star was machine pieced, while the Flying Dutchman was hand pieced. They’re both about the same size … I didn’t measure them when I had them laid out, but I think they’ll both finish as lap-sized.
I’ll probably start with the Flying Dutchman … when I can get to it. I’m in the middle of quilting T#3’s quilt, and I’ve got several other projects started. But when I finish those other projects up, I’ll have a couple of quilts ready for quilting.
I am about done with block #7 of T#3’s quilt.
This when I moved the hoop to quilt block #6 … if you click on it, you can enlarge it and perhaps see a little of the quilting in the center.
I was able to stay up later than usual last night … not that it made a bit of difference … I was up at 2:45 this morning. In the past, I couldn’t fall asleep at night if I’d taken an afternoon nap (unless I was sick) … I’m wondering if that would be the case now with my whacked-up sleep cycle. Today might be the day to give it a try. Ha!
The Ts are swimming again tomorrow … it’s a one-day meet over in St. Charles (about an hour from here). Warm-ups start at 12:00 (unusual!, especially for a one-day meet), so DH and I will plan an outing before. We’ll drop off my sewing machine for its annual tune-up and grab lunch somewhere.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!