Time seems to have flown by! Since getting my bionic knee in September, several holidays have passed, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, and even MLK Day! I didn't work full time during my recovery, but I did go to physical therapy five days a week! I'm happy to report, finally, that I have graduated (again) from therapy! Yes, I even have a t-shirt to prove it! The downside to this, however, is that I have been released for full duty work! So, for the past few days I have been working...NIGHTS! I haven't worked the night shift for a very, very long time. So, not only am having to get used to work again, I have to adjust to vampire hours! Anyway, I wanted to update you on a few of the things going on in my personal life.
As for things going on in my sewing life, you should know I still have the quilting bug. As you may know, I made my first quilt a few weeks ago. It was appliqued. After that, I made a small art quilt. So I decided I should try a traditional quilt next. After looking through many books and searching the internet for inspiration, I decided to do a scrappy half square triangle quilt using white and colored fabric from my stash. Once I started cutting the first several squares, I could see a hot pink color theme beginning. I decided to go with this.
Sorry, it's a weird angle shot. Here I have laid out 88 half square triangles. I actually cut 104, but decided 88 was the best layout design. Next I sewed them together.
Starting to look pretty cool right? I decided to add borders. First, a scrappy border.
See it on the left edge? I also added hot pink borders to the top, bottom, and sides.
The top and bottom borders are wider than the sides. The quilt top is now complete and measures in at 42 1/2" X 60." It's my biggest quilt so far! Now I just need to get started on the backing, which will be white. Then, make my quilt sandwich, baste it, and then start quilting! That's the scary part. Do I want to attempt quilting this one? If so, how? Straight lines? Stippling? Free motion? Any suggestions?
I hope you all have a terrific Monday! I'm off to bed!