Well, I finished galaga last night, practically falling asleep as I took the final stitches. It looks pretty good, just need to decide what kind of frame to get for it and give it a quick wash. Started it on May 19th and finished June 24th, just over a month to do, with some breaks when I decided to finish up the hexagon quilt. Now I need to decide what the next cross stitch project is going to be, I’m thinking maybe of finishing up my Love Is flowers. I already know what kind of frame that is going in, I think it’ll fit in a long frame with 3 4×6″ spots in the matting. I don’t think it took me long to do the other 2, so this might be off my list pretty quick.
As I was putting away all the equinox fabric last week I found a plastic bag with a zipper that was full of scraps. All kinds of odds and ends from previous projects. I spent a day and ironed everything and got it cut into the 2.5″ squares so it’s ready to use. I also found the remainder of the 6″ novelty prints that I bought years ago to do Georgia’s quilt. So yesterday I decided I wanted to make an I spy quilt for Alex. Designed it up and started working on it. The 4 patches all use my 2.5″ squares and they are all put together. I have the center sitting on the cutting table waiting to be sewn together. I still have to iron all the 4 patches for the border, but that won’t take long. I’m hoping to get most of this put together this afternoon while Alex naps. It’s not that big of a quilt, 36″ x 36″, so it should quilt fairly quickly. I want to put it on the frame and meander – maybe take an afternoon to quilt? We’ll have to see.