Friday, June 19, 2009

Granny's Stars progress...


Oh yes, we have progress! I suppose going a night without sleep shouldn't affect me too much???? **wink**
Nah.... BUT I did forego my run yesterday (and today) :0( I will definitely hit the pavement tomorrow and Sunday while up at the farm.

We will be heading out to the farm soon. Pizza is in the oven, all laundry is almost done (one more load in the dryer), luggage is packed as well as the sewing machine and quilting supplies for tomorrow's quilting-day with MIL. We hope to finish all 56 DWR blocks (and 30 half-DWR blocks) and sew rows into three sections for me to quilt over the next week or so. We are ahead of schedule :0)

Back to Granny's Stars (ie: Candace's Stars) I have the border applique and yo-yo fabric packed for the trip up to the farm. I figured we'll have light the entire way there, so I might as well make use of the near 2 hours travel time. I've never made a yo-yo before, but my trial turned out just fine. (pictured in the right of the photo). My MIL has her yo-yo maker up at the farm, so I'll see if that goes any quicker. I have freezer-paper "ironed" on for the leaves and petals; however, I won't be turning any seam allowances over. I tried a sample leaf with seam allowance, and it's just too down-right putzy! I should have used paper-backed fusible, but instead I'll just put a dab of glue (washable glue-stick) on each piece to hold it in place while I applique it---this way there won't be ANY stiffness due to use of any fusible.

Okay---pizza buzzer just dinged. See you all back on Sunday!

7 comments:

Sharon T in Lynden said...

I LOVE when inspiration hits me like that!! It is a gorgeous quilt. Caught my eye when my magazine arrived as well. Mine will be brights though! And it won't be attacked anytime soon.
Have a great weekend

Cornfield Quilter said...

Love the quilt,I am excited to see if finished. Hope you have a wonderful time at the farm. I love doing hand work in the car. So glad I have never had car sickness. :D

Lori said...

Looks like your off to a great start! Enjoy the farm.I think the yo-yo maker is a little faster and spaces the stitches just right for my "type A" personality. Ha-Ha!

Tracy said...

You sure know how to get things done! It's going to be great!

Linda said...

It is beautiful! Candace will love it!

I am taking my machine to the conference to quilt at night! I sure hope there isn't homework!!! All I can think of is uninterrupted hours of quilting.
Have a great week.

Laurel said...

OMG! I can't believe how much you've gotten done just since Weds. I'm so jealous!

Hope you have a great weekend!

scraphappy said...

I knew you'd churn that quilt out in record time, but that was a little crazy, even for you. Goodness, sleep is a very good thing you know! It does look fabulous though, Have fun with the YoYo's they are highly adorable.