A couple of days ago I showed you one of these blocks in progress. Now I have two done to send to the guild in Maryland. Ooooh, I hope I win these babies. I really like them. And they look quite complicated but they really aren't. I figure they could be laid out similar to log cabin blocks -- a dark and a light side so there are lots of ways to build a quilt if you have enough of them.
I was all set to baste another quilt today at the Wednesday quilt day. Oops. The fabric I had thought to use for the backing was about 5" to narrow. Ok, on to Plan B. So, I was going to turn the binding on Stripper's Mystery. I took some polyester turquoise thread. Now, I am not one to use much polyester on quilts, I've had problems in the past. My thoughts today were, hey, it's a wall hanging. It's for turning the binding. How much trouble could I get into here. Evidently a lot! The thread I had grabbed was a very fine thread and it just didn't feel sturdy enough. After 1 needle full of thread I put that aside. Plan C was to work on a Christmas quilt that I have (or haven't as the case might be) been quilting on for a few years. Oops -- didn't grab the thread for that. Which left Plan D -- knit on the socks. YEAH I had everything! I am now at the toe of the second sock. Woo Hoo! I will probably finish this sock in the next day or two!! Yippee. Something started and finished in less than a year!
My next dilema. Do I start another knitting project or do I do more hand quilting on the Christmas quilt? I have a nice tubular head scarf I want to make -- pattern and yarn are already in the house (hey, I'm thinking of using something from the yarn stash!) But, I am having some difficulty finding the right needles. Maybe I'll review my needles again tomorrow.
Tomorrow's plans: probably a load of laundry. And finish Stripper's Mystery. You'll get to see a picture then. Finish the sock in the afternoon or evening. Figure out a backing for the wall hanging for the bedroom -- it matches the pillow shams I showed a couple of days ago. I might even try to baste that here as I won't be going to Wed. Quilters next week. And something new for dinner, maybe ... or frozen pizza... I'll see how I feel about it.
Have a happy and PRODUCTIVE quilty day! Bonnie