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?
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.