Thursday, December 29, 2011

SEWING DAY


This afternoon I went to a friend's house to sew and catch up.  I'd tell you what we talked about but what goes on in the sewing circle stays in the sewing circle!  I did manage to finish one thing.  I got the little doll pillow and pillowcase completed for my granddaughter Raleigh.  She's going to love it.  I almost have the love-y blanket completed for her too.  I couldn't find the satin for the backing or it would be finished.  I'll have to get some tomorrow when I go to Abilene. 
I also worked on one of my UFO's. I posted yesterday that I was going to work on the Let's Play quilt top but somewhere between last night and this afternoon, I changed my mind.  I took the Louisa Jelly Roll Lone Star UFO instead.  This lone star was started over a year ago when I was teaching a lone star quilt class using The Quilt in a Day Radiant Star Book by Eleanor Burns.  It uses 2 1/2" strips to piece the star.  One of my students asked if you could use a jelly roll to make the star.  I didn't know so I tested it out.  And yes, you can.  I only had to add one strip of tan fabric from my stash to complete the star.  I pieced the 8 star points and that was as far as I got.  I got the star put together, added the squares and triangles, and the top and bottom pieced border using the leftovers from the strip set for the stars.  The next time we get together I'll get the remainder of the borders on.  The UFO will be done but it will still be a PhD. 
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