Saturday, April 18, 2015

Trimming and Pressing at the Ranch

Hubby and I have just returned from spending last night at the ranch.  The plan was to do another bluebonnet ride over some of his favorite dirt back roads.   An all-day drizzle event kept us from doing that (we’re talking one-fourth inch of moisture), so we enjoyed sitting on the front porch, listening to the rain drip off the roof and reading our Kindles. 

Although I didn't set up my machine, I did a little quilt related work while there.  These are more sub-units for the Texas Tumbleweed quilt being trimmed, pressed and bundled into groups of 10.  I need 144 of these and think I now have about 90.  Using Bonnie Hunter’s suggested method; I’m also getting a bunch of bonus half square triangle units that are not to be used in this project.

Although I no longer have my Handiquilter there, the ranch house still has my best ironing station.  Its base is an old buffet I inherited.  The top was purchased from a friend who had an extra.

We have a less than 50% chance of more rain this afternoon or tonight, but if it does come it will probably be in the form of storms.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just love those little blocks ... can't wait to see them put together. I hope you get that rain ... just not the storms.

Debbie said...

Love your pressing station....i am so debating doing this if I can figure out space issue. Wish I could send you some of our wet stuff. Our ground is soggy and more on the way today.
The Tumbleweed is progressing,,,,love it.

Nita said...

Oh, the pressing station is perfect! Love things that do dual duty 😃

O'Quilts said...

THank you for all your support during this hard time.