|Chain piecing like the wind!|
|Brights fabric selections|
I selected my fabrics and cut them last night. I went with my usual method of making two HSTs at a time by cutting squares and sewing on either side of the center diagonal. (Method #2 here.) Making the hull pieces yielded 2 bonus HSTs per boat. I am thinking about using these as corner stones in the sashing, or else on the back.
|Hulls and HSTs|
Each boat gets 6 little HST sails.
Lots of sewing, pressing, and cutting and at the end of the day I have a stack of 16 cute little boats!
Can't wait until Monday when I can get back to work on this one. I have promised myself that this will not become another UFO :/
Yesterday was my last day at the job I've had for over 2 years at the embroidery shop. I took the opportunity to make a few more embroidered panels for quilt backs. These feature a poem that's been on the side of our refrigerator my whole life. I made 5 in various colors.
"Cleaning and scrubbing
can wait 'til tomorrow
for babies grow up
we've learned to our sorrow
So quiet down cobwebs
dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby
and babies don't keep"
|Wilson had a rough day|
Speaking of babies, Wilson had a rough day. (His least favorite parts by far were my attempts to give him Benadryl.) I think he got stung by a wasp or a bee; his face was swollen up like a chipmunk. I was worried about his breathing with so much swelling around his airway, especially since he is always so congested with his allergies already and gets winded easily.
|a better picture of the swelling|