Here's what I've been working on for the last few days. This is all from the stash. I did order 2 different reds to add to the mix. I probably could have done without them but ... I've got to help the economy somewhat! Today I sewed about 40 blocks with the X. Then I laid them out to start to get a sense of what this rag quilt will look like. I thought I would have enough of the dark green and black plaid to do the whole back. Of course not. I'm not all that much short so I thought I could pop in some of the black and brown plaid. And, as I was laying it all out I thought putting some of the green/black on the top would add interest. I've got what I have made laid out but will not angst over it until the other colors come in. And, while I've been cutting all this if I didn't have enough left for the 8" blocks I've cut them all to a smaller size. So, I might make another rag quilt down the line.
At Wed. sewing group I basted that wall hanging for our bedroom. It will be quilted this afternoon. Or at least it will be started. The rest of Wed. I hand quilted on a Christmas lap quilt. I'm not really fast but I keep plugging away. I have most of the motifs done in the open squares. I still need to mark the quarter squares in the corners. And, I have most of the pieced blocks to outline quilt. And, not to mention the border. I was happy to see I have the border stencil that goes with the blocks. The quilt is a Carolina Lily that I made as a mystery at a retreat many years ago. I am sure it will continue to be worked on, especially on Wednesdays, because it is easy to grab and go and it helps keep me warm!
Back to the studio. I really want to get a few more quilts quilted. I think I have 2 lap size and one table runner basted and ready to go. We'll see whether I can get them done!
Happy quilting from rainy, northeastern Pennsylvania. Thank goodness it isn't cold enough to be snow! Bonnie