The 15" feathered star block I prepped for demonstrations in my recent two-day Feathered Star--Perfect Paper Piecing Workshop, is now a finished block:
I figure it took me about 6 hours to complete, from fabric selection to final seam. That's why Marsha McCloskey calls feathered star blocks "Really Hard Blocks that Take a Long Time to Make"--that's truth in advertising.
This block is one of 16 I need for my Diamond Jubilee quilt, to celebrate my 60th birthday--which occurred 2 years ago. Better get crackin'! It is the fourth one done, and goes with these:
I also caught up on Circa 2016.. We must be getting close to the end of this project:
All these little blocks will surround this middle:
And then there is Stella's Splendid Sampler, 61 of 100 blocks done. So glad I am assembling this one as I go:
Today I will do some free-motion machine quilting as my regular machine has gone in for her annual cleaning. Take care of your machine and it will take care of you. I clean out any lint in the bobbin area and under the throat plate each time I change a bobbin. And I add the recommended drop of oil each time I change two bobbins--to keep that straight, I simply wind 2 bobbins each time they are both empty so it is easy to tell if this is one bobbin or two. If you don't know what kind of maintenance you should do on your machine, just Google it--there are videos for most every machine. Preventative maintenance is very important too.
I'm off to Mississippi for a few days, for a guild show. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new friends.