I’m so glad there are two weekend days. The first one usually gets lost with TV, feeding everyone, a unproductive nap that leaves me more sleepy than before and just a little sewing. I still have 5 1/2 hours left in ‘the day’, but there is still one more meal to provide and laundry piled up on the bed to fold. I hope to get my Avalon block pieced tonight though, so another post may be warranted tomorrow!
Today, I got a small bit done. Very small. I added four sashing strips to Block 5 of Reach for the Stars. I took the opportunity of changing the sheets on my guest bed to lay out all of my blocks now and take a quick picture:
I’m still so in love with this quilt and can’t wait to see it grow over the year.
Last night, I decided to add a decorative yo-yo to Block 5, using the background fabric from the block. I like the results. A little surprise!
I also started getting nervous about the state of my focus fabric, which is mostly obtained from a panel I purchased in the Palm Court collection by Benartex. It isn’t the easiest fabric group to find, but I had purchased it, and other items from the collection, from Rossville Quilts. I decided to get another panel so I could make it comfortably to the end of this quilt with as much fussy cutting as I wanted.
Here is the new panel:
And here is my Swiss Cheese panel, with still a bit of undisturbed design in the center that I will utilize soon. Maybe I can find a way to use the stripe portion too:
Hope you are having a quilty weekend, or doing something that makes you happy!