It was precious to be able to sit down and turn my attention to the Friendship Medallion quilt that's been coming together in doled-out parts. I'm happy to be on part 7, the final round. This last step is taking a while. Might be because the quilt is getting bigger. Duh.
Part 7 involves trimming to 2-1/2" the half-square triangles left over from part 5...
...and sewing them together.
I made four long borders like the two on the far left.
They don't quite fit the last round of nine-patch blocks, so coping strips are needed. Gotta calculate, cut, and add them around the quilt before sewing on the HST borders. Five hours wasn't as much time as I needed to get the job done, but I still appreciate the monthly FNSI time I can set aside for sewing.
Now I'm back to paring down and today that meant going through Christmas decorations! Good grief. Until today, these decorations haven't seen the light of day for three years! When kids don't come home for Christmas it doesn't seem worth the effort to put things out. Now, more than half of the decorations are in a donation pile. Happily, my beloved nativity set and stable are destined for our son's family. The only nice aspect of paring down is knowing that what is kept in the family, is going where it's appreciated.
If you haven't already done so, be sure to enter my giveaway here, in the previous blog post. Linda