All of the blocks are on the design wall now and I think this is the final arrangement. Sashing is being cut. At this point I’m thinking a small border of the same fabric as the sashing and a big floral print for the border. The one in the book has a border but it is a small print.
I feel like I am working in slow motion on this quilt. This is the last of the half blocks for it and I got them sewn after I took this photo. Last night I also basted another small colorwash piece.
Church sewing circle was yesterday afternoon and we made red and green felt Christmas stockings for the kids at the shelter that we help support.
After my haircut this morning I need to cut sashing for the quilt in progress and decide on fabric for cornerstones. It sounds like we will get rain from the remnants of hurricane Patricia.
I put the block that was folded in quarters up on the design wall so I knew how to design the corner quarter blocks.
I also made 3 more half blocks and put them all up on the design wall. I need to cut more squares before I can design the last two half blocks. Then I have to start sewing sashing onto the blocks.
I sewed the other three half blocks together and placed them on the design wall. I won’t know the placement for sure until I have made the other five that I need. I folded one of the leftover blocks to look like a quarter block in the bottom right corner. I haven’t decided whether I should trim the points off the half blocks now or wait until after quilting. I’m leaning toward waiting.
I was thinking about doing another 2 day colorwash workshop at my house (Sandwich IL) the first week of November and wondered if there is anyone interested. If so email me here. Last time a few no reply people left a comment instead of emailing me directly and I had no way to get back to them. (If the link above doesn’t work for you, there is an email link on the right sidebar). Click here to see the students’ work from the class in July.
One of my friends and I bought the Farm Girl Vintage book at the quilt show we went to a couple weeks ago. We decided we would do 2 blocks each time we get together and we alternate who chooses the blocks. I chose the first 2 blocks and my blocks are on the left, my friend’s on the right.
Later in the afternoon I started designing half blocks for my other quilt. I started with the one on point and realized I needed to do them straight. It is a lot harder to design a half block than a whole one.
I sewed the two new blocks and removed two and put the new ones in. I think I need to rearrange the blocks again. My two friends are coming over today so they can give me the approval when I finally have a good arrangement.
Here are the two that came out. They were too cold looking with all of the other warmer colors. I can possible still use them for half blocks or the quarter block corners.