What can one quilter do on the first day back at work after a weekend of bum ankle elevation?
Sit and cut!
And sort and press and cut some more.
And listen to podcasts.
My big outing was taking the mail I filled on Sunday to the USPS about 3/4 mile up from the inn.
No handicap placard, but I got the next spot over and hobbled my way to the door, handed it over, grabbed the empty tub and hobbled back.
It’s amazing how much effort and time that can take when one is used to sprinting to and fro!
I cut out several more sets of Fish School block sets, so I’ll be all ready for more piecing through the winter time.
All of my fish fins and tails are coming from short 2” strips. I’m combing through my strip stash to free all of the short ones where I couldn’t get much more than 3 triangle pairs cut – it’s a great way to let them go, and to free up some space in my strip stash.
Several “This will never go with anything EVER!” strips are also being cut up, just to prove that yes – it can be used somewhere.
The bodies are simply coming from my overflowing bin of 2” squares.
Two small stacks at the side of my machine – ready to use.
I couldn’t agree more, Mary!
Here are some of Mary’s trial layouts:
They look so great!
Oh, now this is fun!
Ooooh! I like where this is going!
Have you been playing with your Fish School blocks? It’s never too late to join in. We are working on these in between the lines of chain piecing other things all the way up to July 2022.
Come on in, the water’s fine!
This is also NEARLY ready!
Yes, when I wasn’t pressing and cutting yesterday, I was at my big desk.
Evening stitching time with ankle on ice.
It’s been too hot this summer to want to snuggle under this quilt to finish the hand quilting – but already I’m feeling the need to be hand stitching in the evening.
There are two large corner sections and one smaller side section along with the border in those areas to finish.
Is this the winter that it finally gets DONE?! We can hope!
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Quiltville Quote of the Day
Do you think the maker of this 1920s quilt thought “Oh! Crap!” when they found those same three rectangles touching each other in this delightful scrap quilt?
It made me smile for sure!
I live by the Serenity Prayer.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
And sometimes the courage to let things go.