I have been trying to make the most of these days when we've been stuck inside due to inclement weather. I cut into all the light fabrics that I bought at the secondhand store, and I cut out squares from my old red, green, and blue fabrics.
I designed this quilt on graph paper, because it's construction didn't allow me to use a regular block formation in EQ4. There is a way to do it there, but it isn't worth the trouble it takes, to me. I guess I'll always be a graph paper girl at heart. In order to stagger the star placement, it was constructed in rows, rather than individual blocks.
This is the first time that I have really observed my body getting sore from piecing a top. My left arm developed an ache in the upper muscle from holding the ruler down while trimming the squares. And now, I have an ache in my right side from hours of sitting and turning in my sewing chair. Ah, the wonders of getting old !
Not complaining, mind you, just commenting !
So, when Spring eventually gets here, I should have more than one top to get basted outside underneath my carport........if the wind will cooperate. I always wonder why I don't do more piecing and quilting throughout the cold weather season, but I realize now that 1. I forget to baste up plenty to quilt while I have ample opportunity and good weather., and 2. I shut off the sewing room to keep from having to heat more rooms than necessary.
But, praise the LORD, life goes on, and it all gets done, right?