Tonight, struck with a sudden case of second wind, I got busy stitching a piece that has been sitting around here for about 3 years, partly done. Remember the Ohio Star block challenge from 2010? I cut up the ugly quilt and sent some blocks out to my readers to reinvent. Got back some wonderful pix, a few of which ended up in my book.
I sliced up a block, made some random units, and started to make a sample. It has been sitting around, annoying me. So this weekend, with nothing to do but fast, I finally decided to finish the damn thing.
I laid it on a background and when I went to iron it to my fusible batting and the back, I realized that my 5 year old Panasonic iron with the titanium plate had died. Nothing to do but plug in my American Beauty iron from the 1940's or thereabouts. Remember when irons had no steam and you had to sprinkle the clothes with water? Remember when irons were so hot that you could burn yourself by looking at them? When I put this on low, it was about as hot as my modern irons are when they are on the hottest setting. What a pleasure! But I digress...
I added a couple of rooftops that I had sitting around (leftover log cabin blocks cut on the diag) and started stitching. Here it is, about half-done. Maybe I'll finish it by the end
of this week.
My string blocks are on the wall and I haven't gotten around to making any more -- but I will probably alternate them with stitching this baby. We shall see.