I knew the schedule at work was about to ratchet up and boy did it. I was lucky if I had 30-60 minutes after work each day to spend on this quilt. A lunch break was a distant memory. It will be like that for the next 3-4 weeks but it should calm down again after that. That’s just the way my job is.
What I haven’t worked on this week at all is the Splendid Sampler. I’d had an idea in the back of my mind that I’d like to try a feathered star sometime. Then I saw the cover of this month’s magazine. Then I saw last Sunday’s block for the Splendid Sampler and thought that sure looked like a feathered “something or other” to me and promptly set it aside. Some day, not in the near future!
What I have been doing is quilting, quilting, and more quilting. I decided to do an all over pattern of 5 pointed stars on the quilt. I typically will do any stitch in the ditch work first to help keep the 3 layers together but that didn’t happen this time because there is literally none of it. What I did was stitch star after star after star all over the quilt. Then after I took look at it, I realized the stars really didn’t stand out very much so I spent the rest of this week echoing inside all the stars I’d already quilted. I’m finally done with that and just finished sewing the binding on. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now!