Many thanks go out to Janet Clare for a timely block for Thursday’s Splendid Sampler, as I will be flying out of state this morning for a long weekend. I didn’t want to stretch the fabric since it’s so tiny, so I glue basted the little birds on before I finished it. The son and his friend were asking last night if I had any glue, sugar, and food coloring. Interesting request for a combo…you never know what you’re gonna get with a boy. They wanted to make goo, or slime, or whatever it’s called. I told them of course I have glue – I’m a quilter! – and proceeded to pull out my gallon tub of Elmer’s. They made their slime, although I had to send them outside several times.
I tend to live by the motto “if you’re on time, you’re late” which means I’ll sit in the terminal for a while before my flight leaves. Then I’ll have a couple of hours in the air so I made sure I had plenty of hand sewing projects in the queue. I cut, sewed, and basted flowers for Monday’s bloom block. I guessed at how far to place them from the sides but I bet they’re pretty close based on photos of the finished quilt.
And as you can see in the large picture, I also basted 24 honeycombs to piece together. This is a win-win situation the way I figure it; it’s unique enough to stand on its own that I could make a 1-block wonder, pillow, or any number of things if I don’t end up making a full quilt from these.
I also have been basting hexies together. There’s no way I’m going to get through all of this in a weekend, but at least it gives me variety to decide what I want to work on. The fabric in here is from 30’s Playtime fabric from Moda. I have a lot of it, but didn’t want to get ahead of myself in case I decide to do something else with the other fabrics in this collection.