Last Sunday I spent the day at Elaine’s for a sit ‘n sew day. I spent the morning and a bit of time after lunch making the 9 patch blocks for the flowers which are the round after the stars for this quilt. I had the half square triangles all prepared so it was a case of laying them out and stitching. In the end I ended up making a few extra half square triangles. I hadn’t used any of the blue ones and didn’t want just three of the 20 flowers with blue. I’m considering make some additional half square triangles as the next lot will be combine with a large triangle to be stylized leaves for the flowers. I’m not sure I want royal blue and sky blue leaves
After getting these done, I started to trace the appliqué pieces for the baskets. I trace onto freezer paper, cut them out and then press to the right side of the fabric. Sometimes I then trace around the freezer paper so that I don’t need to use it as I work. Some times I turn under the edges in advance but these are relatively…
So the trail starts of very nicely
, then this comes into view. There are two ladders to climb down at the Hole in the Wall. I didn't see the warning sign until after I came down the ladders....
Then there was this path. Much easier.
A 100 years ago, there lime was produced here. This is one of the lime kilns. The wooden strapping is in place to help preserve the building. The area is fenced off while they figure out how to preserve the kilns.
All the baskets have leaves and branches now. Later this afternoon I'll cut out the buds and flowers and get started on them. My goal is to have all the appliqué done on this section by the end of the month and to have it joined to the next border. I'm not sure I'll be able to get all of it done but it will be close. We'll see how this week goes.
Before I start the preparation I’ll go for a walk. I live in the city and there’s a creek nearby. For the last couple of weeks there’s been a beaver under the bridge along the route. I’m hoping to see him again today