It was a very productive FNSI although I don't have much to show for it. I started sewing around 6:00 after feeding my guys some KFC. I got another block done on my Civil War Diary Quilt and started working on a quilt idea. Wish I could have gotten more sewing done, but I got bogged down with the math and measuring for blocks. I've got 6 bear paw quilt squares done. Then started to work on the 'fish' blocks. I am stumped on making a 'long skinny' fish that doesn't look like a darn torpedo. Maybe I'm being to hard on myself. I quit trying at 11:30 last night... still haven't solved the fish block, but there's always tomorrow. I'm sure if I start fresh in the morning it will come to me.... so here's what I got done for FNSI...
|Here are the fabric choices that I used for 'Smuggling Letters' from Rosemary Youngs book, The Civil War Diary Quilt Book.|
|This block is broken down into 6 sections, I write the colors on my foundation paper to make it easier to piece.|
|Here you can see how I combined two of the sections since both of them used the same red fabric.|
|Three rows done, two more to go!|
|Here's a finished Bear Paw quilt square for my still 'nameless' quilt.... I am using Marcus Brothers Primo Plaid Flannel. It is so yummy soft to work with. I love it, this will be such a warm cozy quilt when it is all done...|
|Notes... notes.... and more notes.... I better start writing the pattern before I forget what all of my scribbles mean!|
|My stack of Bear Paw pieces all ready for sewing....|
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Next weekend I will be working on 'Parlor Activities'. Hope that you are able to join me next week as I continue on my Civil War Diary Quilt. Have a wonderful weekend, hope that you are able to find some time to quilt! I'm hoping to solve my fishie block and I'm a bit behind on my house building. Hope that you have a wonderful week stitching!
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!