Mmmm, not sure - maybe I should have left it at 9! I was going to think about sashings and border today - maybe I should think about it for a day or two!
Yesterday I did a PS on a project Tia of Campfollower Bags and Quilts has started - Tia was the receiver of one of my Dolly Quilt Swaps - gorgeous girl from the US who is posted here in Alice Springs with her military husband.
Now, Tia has asked for these Happy Star blocks to be made and donated, so she can piece and quilt them for bushfire victims - a very generous gesture! She is asking for only 2 blocks and they were designed by Bonnie Hunter and Tia has her permission to use them. They are larger blocks than Bonnie's - 12 1/2" - I made these 2 yesterday and just started with 4 1/2" blocks - works out perfectly! Do pop over and visit Tia's blog if you feel like helping out!
After all these years, at last I am staying at my sewing machine and pressing as I go - find I still tend to stand up at times! I have always liked running back and forth to the ironing board for exercise. Now I have bought a gorgeous little Sunbeam travelling iron and yes, it steams, too - I'm sold on it! Look how small it is compared to my standard Sunbeam!
I have left-over blocks from Carolina Crossroads ( another of Bonnie's Mystery Quilts!) - maybe there is enough to make a nice quilt for one of our bushfire victims - oh, the heartache seems like it will never go away!
Happy stitching dear friends - hugs!