It's been a busy weekend, though today is likely to be slower since I seem to be coming down with some type of respiratory infection. A scratchy throat and achy limbs have pretty much squashed any plans for shopping or housework. We'll see if I make it to the sewing room this afternoon. Right now the recliner seems to be a really good location. Hopefully taking it easy today will nip this stuff in the bud.
Holiday activities have taken a toll on my stitching time. Since I've not been able to make it to the sewing room, I've been using the bits and pieces of the time in-between errands to work on next year's quilting goals. I'd like to finish up the Inverted Star blocks that were this year's Rainbow Scrap project, but deciding on a setting has been difficult. I started with black sashing, but all that black seems to over power the blocks. So what if I stick white and go with a scrappy border?
I like the keyboard border better than the black.
I'm wondering if gray would be a good choice for setting and bordering these blocks. Obviously a bit more playing in EQ is in my future. How do you decide on settings?
I did find some time to get in the sewing room, though it doesn't look like it amounted to much.
Used last week: 0.11 yards
Used in December: 0.41 yards
Used year to date: 32.83 yards
Most of my sewing time has been spent on Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery. I'm not counting any of that fabric as out, I usually count fabric out once a block is finished. Hopefully we'll start assembling the blocks before too long. That will really help the stash report.
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