I made some progress on the scrappy strip stars. But first I began with some reverse sewing. The red fabric I chose originally looked too much like rest. This red is a bit on the orange side, but much perkier.
Molly would like to announce that the sewing machine has returned. But I should also clarify that I have my original Bernina 930 and the feet are interchangeable with the one that went to the shop for rehab. I usually have one set up for piecing and one for machine quilting.
My bigger problem is getting time at the cutting table without quilting assistants. Now when I try to cut fabric, Buddy jumps up on the table. He then gets up on his hind legs and puts his front paws on my shoulders...a signal that he wants me to hold him. I can sometimes cut fabric around Molly's burrowing activity and her switching tail...but holding Buddy AND cutting isn't really possible. In any case, Buddy is living up to his name.