I have finished Ernestine except for her buttons. I will add those after I have quilted the quilt.
When I was pressing her tonight, the backing Pellon came loose and gunked up the iron. I did not notice it when I turned the fabric over to press on the right side. It left a brown stain on the upper right corner. I used Grand Ma's stain remover and it did not remove it. When I rinsed that out, the backing turned loose completely, so I trimmed it off. I then dabbed a little bleach on it and rinsed it again. I cleaned the iron and pressed the unaffected areas to dry it. Up close I can still see some of the stain. I will let it dry over night and see how it looks.
I have not received block 2. I guess I will have to call Chickadee tomorrow. I am ready to get started on the next one.
Today my hand stitching or slow stitching group, The Knotty Ladies, had a modified Jelly Roll Race. When we got to the meeting place, Bernina of Plano, most of us had our strips sewn together. Several of joined the strips with a triangle, some squares. One lady did hers end to end and she did not have any prep work done. We started at 10 and every one was finished by 2. If it has been a race starting at the stage we were at upon arrival, I would have won the race!
I used a brown Grunge with a Batik jelly roll. I will use the brown Grunge for an inner border but have not selected an outer border. The lady sitting next to me, kept unplugging my machine or un-threading it to slow me down!
I was helping the lady that had not sewn her strips together keep her first set of two strips from twisting and ended up in a mess.