It's been a good couple of days around here. I've made some progress and had some good entertainment.
We live on 10 acres and, aside from mowing, it doesn't really need much maintenance. In 15 years we've never even had to cut down a tree. But several needed it and it was time. We had that all done yesterday and it was great fun 2 watch. Two of them were huge. I took photos and will share them when I get them edited. There's nothing more fun than watching skilled people at work and watching this one guy in the bucket wielding a chainsaw with one hand and handling large limbs like they were twigs with the other was impressive!
I took my friend to her doctor's appointment and in between I finished quilting this veteran's quilt. This is the 3rd quilt that I am submitting for the Country School Quilters exhibit in September. We are having a section featuring veteran's quilts and I wanted to submit this one. It didn't take very long to quilt and it's not one of my best quilting jobs, but it turned out OK.
I'll show all of the quilting once the binding is done but I want to share this one part. I wanted stars in the blue and red fields. I didn't want cris-cross stars but I'm not good at free hand stitching open stars. I used my Go! cutter to cut some star templates and drew them on the quilt with a FriXion pen.
After I stitched them I went over it with a hot iron and the pen marks disappeared! I like these new markers!
I even got my August CSQ donation blocks made two weeks ahead of time!
Today I'm dyeing. I'll be back later tonight with some Traditions EQ projects.