Crooked Cobblestones 4 – Cross
I finished hand sewing the binding and the hanging sleeve last night on my African crooked cobblestones. It is about 24″ x 34″.
I got my hair cut yesterday morning so I don’t feel like a shaggy old woman any more. I cut some backings and battings for 3 table runners and figured out the border for a quilt. I pulled 2 pieces that could be the backing of the quilt too so I’ll decide which one today. Last night I just wanted to play so I got out all of the African fabric scraps and made some crooked cobblestone blocks and some scrap strip piecing. I know the photo looks like a mess but it is scraps on the left, cobblestone blocks in a pile at the top and then the 3 strip piecings that might become mug rugs.
My heating problem is fixed so now I need to finish sorting all of the stuff that was in that corner of the bedroom and get the furniture back in place. I just wasn’t in the mood to do it yesterday.
Yesterday I finished sewing the last 10 blocks. I had to move a third design wall over to be able to get all of the blocks of both quilts up. I have the identical block designs in the same position on both quilts.
Then I decided to move 2 blue fish blocks to the quilt on the left and 2 gold fish blocks to the quilt on the right. I’m not sure this is the final layout but at least I have all of the blocks up where I can see them together.
I worked on smoothing out the light center on the right and added a few more greens. Actually everything in the bottom right corner is green but a lot of them are blue greens rather than bright greens so the photo doesn’t capture the real look. I also moved the bottom row down one space again and added in more pieces to fill in. I have several more days working on it but standing on the cement floor in the basement is getting to me so I’ll have to pace myself.
I took a break in the afternoon and sewed some more Crooked Cobblestones. I actually made 22 of them but the rest didn’t get in the photo shoot.
5 years ago today I started my blog so our nation and my blog share the same birthday. Happy 4th of July to my US readers.
I added the dark strips on the right side and bottom and now this top is complete and will be a wallhanging.
I ended up with a lot of short ends from the strips when making the above quilt and its partner. I decided to go ahead and make more crooked cobblestone blocks with them instead of putting them away and getting them back out later when I would be making more blocks. There are over 20 in this pile.
I took the 130 Crooked Cobblestone blocks with me to NC but all I did with them was sort them by size. I played with them a little yesterday but I can see I need a little more variety in color. I decided to just read for the rest of the day instead of making more blocks.
I am planning on painting my living/dining room this month. My cousin is coming to pick up a china cabinet that has been in the family a long time. He wants it for sentimental reasons and I want it gone so it’s a good fit. He won’t get here for another week and a half so I have plenty of time to prepare the room for painting. The room is L shaped and is 30′ on the 2 longest walls, 15′ on the other walls. I think I have myself convinced I can do it by myself.