I have done the piecing on this month's assignment of Sweet Land of Liberty, which is being coordinated by Lori, of Humble Quilts on Quilts by Cheri Friendship Group on Facebook.
I got the economy blocks done, and the heart, still need to applique the people and tree The tree shape was thanks to Nancy Messier at Joy for Grace. I was having a hard time finding a primitive tree that was not a stick tree or Christmas tree and she kindly shared her drawing. I hope to get that appliqued tonight after I finish stitching the border on the CQ mermaid.
I got the snails trail blocks done. I have more than was needed, as the pattern I had made 2.
I had 2 blocks that were way to wonky anyway.
I pulled out some 2.5 inch neutral squares for my project in the My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin In The Sticks coming up September 9-13.
This is where the squirrel led me astray. It was a good thing though. After I had finished beading the mermaid piece, I went to put them away, and it was bugging me they were in several locations, some of them not even accessible.
I have a pet peeve about my seed beads getting mixed up. Some of those containers you can get for beads, with all those little compartments, that are adjustable allow beads to slip under the barrier, and then they get mixed up. So a number of years ago, I bought a new container, that had a compartment on top, and on the bottom you could swing the top open and put your other beads in containers down there.
The trouble with this was that when you swung it open, the seed beads started falling out where the hinge was. To combat that I put a piece of Glad Wrap across so they wouldn't fall out when I got in the bottom space. I also tended not to look in the top because I was going to have to peel the Glad Wrap off and the beads were stuck to it, and if you brushed them off, they would start falling in the wrong compartment.
The squirrel got me thinking of a side table DH made a number of years ago to to beside my chair in the sitting room. 2 drawers were filled with CQ papers, and the third was filled with some other stuff.
So I spent two days reorganizing my beads , and picking all the ones out of that container that has the Glad Wrap on it, and into another container I had upstairs in storage. I'm really happpy with the result!
The other thing the squirrel got me to do today was to get a start on straightening up my office. I had set a huge pile of patterns/books, etc aside to sell on Etsy. I've been slowly adding things to my shop here. I hope to get a button on my blog soon. .
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!