Splendid Sampler

It was a cool day in Maine today.  I almost started the wood stove, but decided to wear a turtleneck and sweatshirt instead.  Somehow, the inside of my house is cool during cloudy days.  When the sun shines, it is much warmer.

IMG_1471I had a plan when I woke up this morning.  I was going to finish all twelve of the embroideries for the challenge quilt.  I love it when a plan works.  The blocks were finished and trimmed by noon.  I did have a few problems with another embroidery.  the thread jammed and pulled the embroidery so the stitches didn’t line up properly.  I have three that didn’t make the cut for the quilt.  I will use them in something else.  Even defective embroideries can be used.  I did several things while the sewing machine was sewing out the embroideries. I stay nearby to stop the machine if there is a problem, The machine is very vocal when it is in trouble.

One more flying geese was sewn. The Temperature Quilt is up to date.  The fabric colors are changing back to the colors that I used in the Spring.

IMG_1472I was a week behind in the Splendid Sampler project.  Last week’s pattern is a pieced rose.  It was very easy to sew. My neat fabric box is now a mess.  Nothing is in color order anymore.  It can stay that way for a while.   I cut out the pieces while the embroideries were sewing out by themselves.  Everything was ready to go after lunch.

This week’s Simple Sampler block is an applique of a little bird.  The freezer paper patterns are cut out and ironed to the back of the fabric.  The pieces are in the handwork box so I can work on that when I feel like doing handwork.

After I pick up the mess on the table, I’ll relax tonight with a Kate Morton book.  I’ve enjoyed her books this summer.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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