Quilting because, well, I feel like it. Quietly because, well, I lost my voice. Coughing for a solid week will do that. The throat’s not sore at all, it just won’t work. This sure wreaks havoc with the urge to sing along to music while I sew!
At least today my powers of concentration are back. On Friday I thought I was feeling much better and ready to do anything, but somehow I managed to sew the same seam wrong the same way not one, not two, but three times in a row. On the same block. Picking out the stitching then sewing again in the same place. Sewing the unit on backwards again. This quilt is really not that complicated, so I blame the cold/cough/whatever is ailing me.
By Saturday evening I had made more progress and waffled between two options – stars or no stars in my sashing. Above, you see the sashing stars. At right, no stars. I was sure about the stars and sewed all the points to the sashing strips, but then wasn’t sure anymore after putting them up on the design wall. Hmmmm. I think I will put in the sashing stars.
Isn’t digital photography great? I love being able to compare both options side by side right away. EQ would be even better to compare before I cut and sew, but since that’s not going to happen I’ll continue appreciate the digital camera as a tool.
I’m off to attach the sashing to the blocks before tackling the next design dilemma: what, oh what, to do for the borders?
PS: There is nesting material appearing in the birdhouses, so I am assuming we have tenants!