You know...summer is winding down, chores have piled up, fall cleaning looms ominously...
-Wash windowsThat was my list for today...oh and : scrub and Tilex the kids' bathroom.
-sweep and wash the stairs
-wash exterior doors/ both sides!
But it was such a nice day! Kind of hot, mercury hovering around 80, fairly dry though. Nice breeze. What's a girl to to do!?
My little friend slept nearby! Below and upper right corner, above....
And I am determined to finish the evil star flowers on the Porch quilt while I can sew outside in the bright light.
These flowers are NOT fun.
I contemplated many ways to make them, including piecing them...but then I might lose the scrappy background. Should have listened to myself! Even the scrappy background is a pain in the butt...the seams hit in oddly unattractive places, see below.
But I got this far...sooo...I figured I'd go with the original design. [silly me.]....
I did a combo of freezer paper, Fray-check, and basting. I never baste. Ever. But I did.
Big seam allowances which are pressed heavily to the sticky side of the freezer paper...
I cut away the excess as I sew, pulling out the paper in pieces. It is hard to remove the paper, but it keeps the bias points from hooking, a pet peeve of mine. And yet some hooking is here, see?
Many of the points are what I call ''overworked''...they look sad and tired...and a few had to be square..
Each star took me about two hours, plus prep time. One left to go!
Sigh... I also cut ALL the geese blocks wrong. I knew it! That simple block defeats me every time....I have to recut now.
BTW I did ALL my list when I got home! Next up---washing slipcovers.
What's on your to-do list? Or are you a happy relaxed slacker...lucky you!
......................gone to the beach