Today I was able to work on my red/white quilt. It is actually called, "Wrapped In Red", but I can never remember the name so I just call it my red/white quilt. As I mentioned yesterday, I had broke a needle and my machine was skipping. Richard just didn't feel like adjusting it yesterday so he is up there doing that now as we speak. So tomorrow I will be back to the grind. I really need to get this quilt off the frame and off to the owner.
So today I got to sew for myself since my quilting machine was down. In my last post, I showed the units put together like this. This is the center of the blocks. I worked on these today and now have 14 of the 25 needed.
Now I need a million of these units. Well, not actually a million, but 256 of them....close enough right?
I did go ahead and lay out this block with all of the pieces. The blocks will be set on point and I need a total of 25 full blocks and then all of the pieced setting triangles.
So the next sewing day that I get for myself, I will be cutting out the 256 white rectangles and 596-- 2.5" squares in red. I'm sure that I will take me a while to do. But at the end of the day I am pleased with my progress on it.
I also pressed 60+ of my blue HST's!!! At least that is a start on the 1100+ of them. I have the little tub sitting on my ironing board so I just press a few at a time. It will be slow doing it that way but at least maybe I will not get overwhelmed with them.
Late last night I finished up another basket blocks. Makes me a total of 23, I think. I have 6 more prepped, so I will work on them a little during the evenings.
Oh and here is Donkey! He has been just going in and out all summer and staying outside most of the time, but this morning he came upstairs and napped as I sewed. Doesn't he look comfy?
That is all for today, just waiting for Richard to adjust my machine and if it cools off up there I may do some machine quilting before bed.
Have a wonderful and Blessed day!