I hope that everyone had as beautiful a weekend as we had in Virginia this weekend. It was spectacular. Admittedly I spent a lot of it indoors sewing with the Country School Quilters but I also got some outside time. I need some serious outside time to clean up the weeds around here. I seem to wait until is 100 degrees in July before I get interested in outside work.
We got the Direct TV HD upgrade Thursday and Chris is so happy! We must be the last people to get HD but I was waiting it out until I got it free....and it worked. Then Saturday afternoon he sat down to watch the Master and the TV died. No kidding. It's the newest TV in the house and it went totally gray. Two hours and a trip to Costco and he was in business again.
We are supposed to be getting our new internet service today but they called this morning and were awaiting some equipment so we'll see when that actually happens. That's one of the many benefits of working from home.
One of the things I complete were the 4-patch blocks for my scrappy HST project. I liked 2 of the layouts and put both up on the design wall. Which do you like best?
Aside from some sewing at the CSQ sewing days, I did a lot of ironing.
I like to starch my fabrics before I cut out a quilt so I starched these fabrics for the QOV/Veteran's Mystery Quilt project that I'm working on for June or July. I make my own starch with this recipe. Since it's made from corn starch it will go bad after a few days so I try to make sure I use it all up at one time.
So I starch some of my "waste fabric" stash with the leftover starch. You can see in this photo that I cover my pressing board with another cloth so that the pressing board cover doesn't get totally junked up.
I don't have a specific plan for these starched fabrics. I just keep them neat in the cabinet and I'll be ready when inspiration strikes.
Of course once I'm done the iron looks like this when I'm done. Ick. How do you clean your iron? My favorite method is the magic eraser. Just wet the magic eraser and start rubbing (once the iron is cool) and it all comes off in less than 5 minutes.
Ready for the next project! For me that will be sewing the scrappy HST top together. Check out everyone else's projects at Patchwork Times.