So, it seems as if the entire modern quilting community left today (without me) for Austin to attend QuiltCon. I so wish I could be there, but I can’t leave work during busy season. I’m going to miss hanging with old friends, meeting new friends, and learning from the top names in the quilting world. One day, one year, I will get there.
The good news is that I have all 8 points of the Lone Star put together. After the first panel, the next 7 panels went together almost effortlessly. I made sure not to make the same mistakes twice as I blogged about here. I did have to rip out a lot of seams due to points not matching, but I basted all seams until I was happy with everything, and then I went over it again with a smaller stitch. So even ripping all those seams wasn’t too bad.
And it’s huge. Of course, I planned it to be this big, but it is still a surprise to see it so large. Point to point measures 79″-80″. My design wall is way too small for it but I think you get the idea from the picture.
I also finished filing the shower in the master bath. I threw my back out doing it, but thankfully it is done. I still have to grout it — and that by itself will take a full day — but it is closer to being finished and that is worth celebrating.
And I’m working on a new paper piecing pattern. Hope to be able to share soon.
I believe a pair of red shouldered hawks have adopted our yard. They were hanging around most of the day. I was able to get a picture of one of them, although he took off flying right when I was about to click the shutter.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.