It's been a long couple of weeks - we helped make pies to benefit our church mission team. I roll pie dough and it really bothers my back. It takes time to recover. It's one of those things that happens every 6 months and I hate to let my team down. I have pain but it is not doing damage to my back so I'll probably continue. I think we made around 350 pies this time. At least we are done for 6 months.
Other than playing with dough, I've been quilting my Kaffe Fassett quilt. I am free motioning feathers - LOTS of feathers. I'm close to halfway. I can only free motion quilt for a while and then I need a break so it takes me a while to get a quilt finished.
I draw a stem and then add the feathers. I don't have a plan other than to draw another stem and add more feathers.
I have a retreat coming up this weekend. Isn't sewing with friends the best?! I really like to kit my quilts before I go so I can do most of my cutting on my cutting table which is a great height for me.
I have quite a few of these half square triangles done. My plan is to make Emerald Isle by Missouri Star Quilt Company. Of course, one can do lots of things with HSTs.
I also have these blocks made. The pattern is Four Patch Charm Quilt by tamarackshack.blogspot.ca. I think I'll call the quilt Tamarack. Ray can't wait to have this one done- we both love the colors. I began with a four patch of 5" blue/green squares and a 10" white square. After putting right sides together, I sewed 1/4" around the four edges. Then I cut on the diagonals and squared each piece to 6 1/4".
I think I have 7 quilts traveling with me to the retreat. All fabrics are from my stash. Maybe I'll make some progress. More important though, I plan to enjoy some friends that I don't get to see very often.
Tomorrow I should clean. . . but it's foggy and rainy and cool. It might be a great day for quilting!