Well, the diet went down the drain but the walking is still up to par. Wonder how that will even out.
I managed to accomplish all of my set goals but I cheated on one and yesterday evening cut 10 strips of fabric just to be able to say that, yes, I have started on the corner blocks of the Feathered Star Quilt! The bazaar quilt got quilted. The 365 Challenge is up-to-date. I'm staying on top of Tonya's class. I made 9 stars for the When-oh-When quilt.
So... What's for October?
- I seem to have the most drive to do the quilt in Tonya's class so that's up first.
- I also started a mini-quilt for a friend using the same wonky words and I want to finish that this week.
- Make at least 4 stars for the When-oh-When quilt
- Make 20 corner blocks for the Feathered Star quilt
- Continue with the 365 Quilt
And this morning I put up some new quilts around the house so here is a picture of one of those. Dang-it-all, here is another quilt with no label on it so I don't know when I made it. It is an original pattern made by my friend Noriko who specializes in Stained Glass Quilts. She sent me a lot of the fabric for this too and though she does all her applique by machine I did mine by hand. (Her sewing machine is fantastic for tiny applique stitches!) I often see wild ducks around getting ready to head for Siberia for the winter and this quilt reminds me of them
Another quilt I have (ah, this one says I made it in June, 1995) is one of my first attempts at a water color quilt. I think Mrs. Furui and I bought a pre-cut fabric squares and added our own fabric and made whatever design we wanted. I remember both of us peering through red cellophane trying to decide the color value in the fabrics. Can you see that I was trying to make a moon? I hand quilted this randomly (this was before I'd even heard of machine quilting!) and for some reason quilted it back side up so that the lines would flow. It is so busy I don't think anyone can see or cares if the quilt lines flow or not but it was important to me at the time.
Autumn days are just around the corner!