There's no better treatment for a cold than a daily 2 hour nap! I still have my cold but it's much better and I enjoyed my daily long naps. There's really nothing like taking a nap during a televised golf tournament.
Otherwise it was a nice quiet weekend and I made good progress on my Woodland Star quilt. I got the star put together last weekend so this weekend was getting the applique ready for stitching.
These are only the 4 corner blocks but I have the side triangle blocks done too.
I am going to machine applique these blocks so the next step was to pull out ever brown and green thread to test the color, stitch and needle. It also showed that I do not need any stabilizer. Apparently starching the fabric to the stiffness of paper is stabilizer enough.
The fusible web that I use is Mistyfuse and I love it because it doesn't add any bulk to the fabric. But for a quilt that's going to be washed I need to completely finish the edges. I decided on a narrow and short zig-zag stitch. After testing I picked King Tut 989 (a slightly variegated green) for the leaves and Sulky 30wt cotton in brown. It's an oder spool and the color label is gone.
Because I'll be working on this in bits and pieces this week I stuck a note on the machine to remind me of the stitch settings. I wouldn't be able to remember that for an hour much less 3 days.
Oh my, I just realized that this might be the last sewing that I'll be doing on my Pfaff. I expect the new Brother to show up at the end of the week. That's sad and exciting at the same time.
Speaking of exciting, Willie is due home today! I won't be able to set him up until Thursday when Chris is home but at least he will finally be back. While I'm waiting for the delivery truck check out what everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.