Crooked Cobblestones 4 – Cross
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.
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 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.