Getting these blocks done has moved to the top of the list and, as I’m very close to being finished, they are all I plan to work on until they’re done. One more block to go, then add the surrounding pieces to turn the last 4 blocks into squares and the piecing is done. The final step will be figuring out how I want to set them.
Block 12 has been started. The two triangle strips won’t take long to make and add to it and then it will be finished.
A few days ago I wrote about testing different markers for marking the quilting I want to do on the pink and cream quilt. I made some marks on a scrap piece of the cream fabric with various markers and then let it sit for over a week. Wednesday I decided to see if the marks would come out. I was amazed at how easily they all rinsed right out of the fabric with just water. No soap was necessary at all. The pink and yellow Fineliner marks rinsed out without an issue. The most surprising to me was that the General’s graphite pencil marks practically flew out of the fabric as soon as it got close to water. After drying and ironing the scrap piece there isn’t a hint of any of the marks. As I always wash my quilts as soon as they’re bound, I feel quite safe about using any of the markers I tested.
Now to find my quilt stencils. Some of them are rather large so there aren’t too many spots I could have put them where they could lie flat. It seems I found a really good spot for them — and one that I can’t remember. I’d like to get that top ready to quilt this weekend, so hopefully they turn up today or tomorrow.
I spoke too soon about the weather. Wednesday was quite cool again and extremely windy. Our high was only -4. Today’s high is supposed to be -3. However, the difference in the light is becoming more obvious each day. We got pictures of both the cats without having to turn on lights or use the flash.
Lester was lounging.
Smudge was posing.