Today I woke up to icy conditions. Even at the warmest point of the day, our rain chain was still iced up. That’s a fairly unusual circumstance for those of us in Central Texas, and by any standards, we've had a very easy winter so far. Quite frankly, we just don’t do winter well here. All the schools shut down, the church office and all its activities were cancelled. Even my doctor sent a text that she wasn't holding clinic today. Since there wasn't anywhere I absolutely had to be, I gratefully took all this as a sign that I could stay home and catch up on some long delayed chores.
One of those was to sandwich and pin baste this quilt. Done!
I also realized that I had never posted a picture of this block that came out of the workshop with Gyleen Fitzgerald last week. I decided to depart from her recommended instructions and will be hand appliqueing the circle to the background, rather than attaching it with a seam. Once the handwork is done, I’ll consider what borders I want to add. It was a fun workshop, but I've decided to make this one a wall hanging. I can see I need to do a little more work rounding out the circle.
My work has continued on the blocks I began for Texas Tumbleweed, the project begun week before last in San Antonio. The pattern calls for 36 of the ladder blocks and 36 star blocks. I’m really enjoying the process on this one.
So, I now have projects prepped for machine quilting, machine piecing and handwork. I should be good to go for a while.