Yesterday we had freezing rain, so despite the fact that a newly charged battery meant I had wheels again, I sat home.
Today, however, was glorious. Temperatures in the high 50's, blue sky, mud up to your ankle bones - a perfect spring day.
Of course, it's not actually spring yet, so when all that mud and mushy snow freezes back up tonight, it's going to be slipperier than snot out there tomorrow morning...
Eh, tomorrow can take care of itself.
For today, I got an afternoon of quality sewing time.
First on the list was trying to get a little more caught up on the 365 Challenge. I tackled those 3" Ohio Star blocks, and they actually went smoother than I could have hoped. Even the one that had those itsy 4-patches...
Once again, I had a hard time getting those little doozies to lie flat long enough to get a good picture of them. This section of the quilt is probably going to be bulletproof, given how dense it is with all those seam allowances. I'm betting it's going to be one heavy puppy, too, when it's done. Which sounds good for these upstate winters, so I'm not actually complaining.
I put together some blocks for the RSC - NOT kaleidoscopes. Though I admit I caught myself a couple of times with 2" strips in my hand, headed for the sewing machine. Other people have to order themselves to Put The Strips Down, right? It's not just me?
I had been thinking of these blocks as Hovering Hawks, but that block actually is a 4x4 grid rather than this 3x3. Bonnie Hunter calls them Jacks, and I've seen a couple of other references to variations of that name. I like them because they're dirt simple to make and have a lovely old fashioned look.
I might make a couple more this coming week as we wrap up brown.
And one of the things I had to do today was cut some 3.5" squares for my traveling Quilty 365 kit, since several days of not getting to the studio had made supplies dwindle.
As long as I had browns out...
I cut some other colors as well, including this one for today's orange peel.
It came off the end of a strip of border fabric for Big Twinkle, because the border construction has begun!
And last but not least, meet Checkers the pig. He's sweet, but a bit paranoid.
He insists that he's being watched...
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