We just had a beautiful weekend here in Virginia and I spent the entirety of it in the recliner with a box of tissues and bottle of decongestant. There’s a cold going around here and it’s miserable. Chris had it during the week and just as he was recovering all of the virus bugs jumped ship and set up a new residence in me. I’ve been hearing people talk about this cold and how bad it is but I didn’t really understand until Friday. Saturday I really pushed myself to quilt some veteran’s quilt (too tired to take photos yet) but yesterday I did NOTHING. I think I watched 12 straight hours of Mad Men and only moved to adjust my head to get my sinuses to drain in a different direction. I watched so much of it that I was pretty much burned out by the time the new episode started at 10. I’ve really loved this series but I give Matthew Weiner credit for knowing when to quilt. There are 6 episodes left and that’s probably about right.
Before I got sick last week I did actually accomplish something. I needed new postcards for our guest house guests.
I had this little bin of scraps from the Tell It To The Stars quilt that I’ve not been able to toss out yet and so gave myself the challenge of doing something productive with them.
There was a nice stack of these 1.5” HSTs and that seemed and easy place to start.
This was the first try but when I showed it to my official postcard tester he couldn’t muster much enthusiasm for it. He kept repeating “But what is it?”
Back to the sewing room I went.
This came out of the second try. My tester was much more enthusiastic about a pinwheel so that’s where I went with it.
Here’s the final version. I decided that it needed a different color stick and there was a long piece of red about 2” wide that worked perfect. I even found little red buttons to hide the fact that my points don’t match perfectly in the center.
I had enough HSTs to make 10 cards but I still have a lot of fabric bits left that I need to use in some way. But that’s a challenge for another day. Today I’m hoping to have the energy to put together my materials for my quilt club meeting tomorrow and get a couple loads of laundry done. If I accomplish that it’s going to be a really good day.