Greetings from back to the Desert South Texas. The roof projects are on track now. We were concerned about the roof on the house where an issue might arise, but no it was the Studio Roof that needed to be upgraded to the standing seam tin roof. Thank goodness we did this massive undertaking! Tomorrow they will start putting the new roof on.
The borders are on Nesting and will be I marking the border where the birds and leaves will be placed. This is a 2003 pattern and the placement pattern leaves a lot to be desired, so I will mark the borders, then I will decide how I will place the stems. I have the applique pieces cut out and ready to select the fabric for them. I always keep a bag of the fabrics that were used for applique on a quilt, so all I will have to do is to decide the color placement of the leaves! This is a simple applique pattern, it took me a lot longer due to those fun things going on in the last year or so!
Progress on York Lodge quilt project has been slow. Thursday was my best day for ‘really’ starting the project. I vacillated between the P&B fabrics (the pink and white one), Reproduction fabrics, and then back to my original selection – Batiks! Once that decision was made I made the first block of 30! It took awhile because of the precision involved in sewing the strip pieced diamond sections together. There are 2 things to note that have made this a little easier (or should I say more accurate) is to take the first 2 diamond sets (cut on a 45 degree angle) and mark where the 1/4″ seam allowance will be! Along with the pinning, it is less likely for me to have to rip to get the points accurate! This block took me about 5 hours to make (this included a few interruptions) after I made the fabric selection. This quilt will have a lot of movement with the different background fabrics for each block. The quilt will have blues, turquoise and greens. I will consider a few reds, yellows, and orange, but not a lot. I do not desire to make a rainbow quilt.
The iPhone camera would not pick up on the actual blue, it is a lighter blue. I have not done the corners yet. I was just elated to have it completed!
I cut out the fabric for a block from the P&B fabric with the white that I really liked I used the pink fat quarter because I knew if I did not like the effect that it would not matter if this met is fate in the trash can – and it did! Absolutely no movement to this at all. The practice block is one I love, but I did not have anymore of the crackle with red dots and they do not make any of the lightest beige crackle! DARN! I would have made the entire quilt out of this fabric.
I am pleased with my decision to reduce the computer time because I am slowly getting more accomplished! This week I will need to do my 3 blocks for the RSC 2018 challenge as this will be the one and only RSC quilt that will be in my collection and I do not plan on doing anymore.
Have a great week, I am looking forward to working on Mountmellick border, York Lodge, and Nesting. This is my favorite time of summer – as of Thursday the days start counting down to end of October when we go back to normal time! Yea. DST is NOT my favorite! Maybe our hot days will be numbered and by September we will have a ‘Fall’? Enjoy quilting.
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Sew Can She; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Fiber Tuesday; Esther’s Wednesday WOW; Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOW; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Show and Tell Monday with Bambi;