Greetings from South Texas where a cool front came in during the night – Sure – it is 82 degrees – whoops let me get a jacket (I keep the A/C on about 72) LOL! We shall see how the week goes. But my walk this morning was great! I am keeping my stress level down by focusing on walking and doing my Vitamin D lamp morning and evening. My bloodwork indicates that my immune system is really running on fumes, so I will make sure that I do all things first to improve that and then working on my projects.
Today I have completed the Star Blocks for Row One of Autumn Jubilee . It is not a hand stitching project, but a slow sewing one. When I make blocks like this I pin each section together to make sure that all points match and that I have close to or at least 1/4″ on the outside! Yes it takes me longer to make a block like this, but being the Type A Perfectionist I am, I accept the slow going versus having to have a date with Jack the Ripper! Believe you me Jack and I have been best friends for a long time! I am enjoying working on this quilt, it is easy, yet challenging to make all points match!
This is the finished quilt from My Carolina Home .
I am thinking (do I still have a brain?) that I will make the tree blocks smaller so I can have 4 trees. As I study the quilt and looking at the leaves and pumpkins they are large and if I make the trees too small (like making 5) it will throw the effect of the middle blocks off. I thought about doubling the number of blocks to make a larger quilt, but thinking (do I still have a brain?) that I may not do that and add more borders. Ah creativity – maybe I am finding it again!
I do have another project waiting in the wings – it is going to have a Panel in the middle. I had 3 panels and only needed one of the panels so I shared and sent one to Lori and one to Gretchen. It will be interesting to see how we each make a quilt from the panel.
I purchased fabrics that go with this line also.
Of course I had forgotten about the fabrics when I started on Autumn Jubliee, so these will make a pretty quilt that match the panel. Any fabrics I purchased this year have really been forgotten maybe I had better re-visit the other fabric room in the house more often – along with the ones in the Studio and week my brain (if I still have one!).
Have a great week – and enjoy sewing.
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