Monday, April 20, 2020
Half of the quilt is together and I am loving how this looks. If these were larger blocks and all Civil War prints I would sew them block to block or even on point. BUT, with this brighter mix I am going with a full sashing setting. It's a little more time consuming, but I think it sets these found HSTs off so nicely.
Today I will finish up the row sashes and get the other half together and hopefully then, join the two halves. A skinny light border around and then I have pulled some fabrics to audition for a final larger border. I will push myself thru those borders as I want to have this completed before I start on anything else.
And yes, on Wed, Thurs, and Fri. we had snow. The valley didn't get as much as the mountain communities - BUT IT"S APRIL! We've warmed up and the sunshine has taken most of this away.
However, the cold did a number on the daffodils. I was so happy to see large clusters of these (I had all white ones), but for such a short time.
The tulips just starting to come out and I hope they are hardier. These are rescue or free planted (squirrels and chippers) bulbs. I have to thank my neighbors for these.
AND the next generation quilter! With the extended 'pause' for NYS, my daughter is teaching her daughter to quilt. A new scrap quilter - love it. This is the little bug I made the Unicorn Quilt for.
Keep Safe and Healthy,