I figured I'd better post today since tomorrow is grocery day, and I don't usually have time to post on the weekends. We have a 3-day weekend coming up, too. Woohoo! I know Kevin will be happy to have another 3-day weekend. He said something about grilling some burgers, hotdogs, and ring bologna. He loves ring bologna. It is a big treat for him. (grin)
I decided to try Bonnie Hunter's leader/ender method of piecing. So I cut a bunch of light and also dark 2 1/2 inch squares. I keep them to the right of my sewing machine and use them to begin and end each row of chain piecing that I do. I am getting a nice stash of little 2-patch blocks. I also have been sewing the cut off triangles from blocks together instead of tossing them. These make good half square triangle blocks. So, soon I will make a scrap quilt completely out of my leftovers. That makes me feel good.
I have really been enjoying hand quilting of the Noah's Ark quilt. I love doing feathers on blocks where they show up so nice. I almost have the 2nd feather block done, then only 4 more.I have one of the star blocks quilted and hope to get another one done tonight while watching tv. I said I would share more of the Quilter's Garden. This is block #5 called Lollipop Lily. This is block #6 called Painted Daisy. I have all twelve blocks done, but haven't taken pictures of the rest of them. Now I am trying to decide what fabric to use for the alternate blocks. The blocks are set on point, so I will need 6 alternate blocks and also the setting triangles. Not sure if I want the alternate and setting blocks all the same fabric or 2 different ones. I am thinking a green fabric with branches on it for the alternate blocks and a beige for the setting triangles, but haven't made a decision yet.