The feather lessons start tomorrow. I have already quilted my top because I was going to show most of the drawings on paper but then I was torn about whether or not to have a top loaded on the machine just in case I needed to show the actual top being quilted. I decided yes . . that’s what I should do . . yesterday! So I have to get a top done in two days. I can do this . . maybe.
Yesterday I made all the half square triangles and got them trimmed and got this far with putting them together – 3 rows, 7 more to go plus borders. That would have been easy enough except . . the mail lady brought me this:
The cutest owl fabric ever! A blog reader found this at a store near her and sent it to me. Isn’t it adorable. I sent the picture to Nicole and she loves it. How can I work on the Carpenter’s Star with this fabric staring at me? OK! I have a plan. I think I know what I’m going to make but I’m going to walk over to the house and stick this fabric in the washer, stir up the pizza crust dough; then I’m going to come back and work on getting the Carpenter’s Star top finished.
There are only three more rows to sew together, and the borders. I can do this! Then I’ll load it on the longarm and then I can work on the owl quilt! Yes . . that’s what I will do!
Diana in TX says
I have some of that owl fabric in my stash also. Cute fabric. Will be following along and saving the feathers!
Diana in TX says
Forgot to add-now I’m off to put the last 2 borders on sweet treats, except mine will be called sherberts!
You are too good to piece together a whole top just to show us! I got all fired up to start just looking at the supply list and the picture of the one you completed. I played around with feather wreath patterns looking for one to adapt to the right size and ease of quilting (putting a little space between each feather rather than nesting them together). I got carried away and quilted those blocks today. THANKS for all you do–you are inspirational! Amy
I’m simply amazed at how much you get done, Judy, balancing sewing, blogging (in another life you could be a writer), teaching, gardening, chickens, cooking, and all the housework.
Oh my gosh – you never sit still – EVER!!! You carpenter star looks like the same colors that I made so I could do your sew a long – I mean seriously – same shades….. we must have GREAT fabric taste LOL –
Enjoy your pizza!!!!
Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says
As my husband says…men are a happy, simple people. 🙂
You are so prolific!!! I think you are in your groove right now. Just look at what you’ve posted this week. You are going to make a big dent in your stash!