I know, I know, nothing new gets started until something old gets finished. But I just love a good start. This has been rolling around in my brain for months now. I knew I wanted something string pieced as a center for my medallion class I'm taking with Gwen Marston in June. Something with cheddar or red with cream strings. Red won out and here is my star(t). Center 4 patch is 8" finished and this block will finish at 24"
I had a few minutes while a backing got washed and dried. I'm finally in the mood to long arm quilt so I loaded up a liberated star quilt I am donating to a hospital foundation. They are raising monies for a digital mammography machine, they only needed $2 mil, but my g.f. has less than $100,000 to go! Now the quilt has been loaded and I can get started on it tomorrow night after my massage therapy!
I haven't been energized or motivated to machine quilt for the past few weeks, but I've been a piecing fool. I guess we can't do it all, all the time. Now that I've got my secret sewing ready for auditioning backgrounds, I took the few minutes to play with strings tonight.
I'm poking along with my hand quilting and applique, a few stitches here and there, but each thread takes me that much closer to finished.
I hope your week has been good to you and you've got to stitch a bit!