I didn't sew much this week, but today was my big hope for getting something done. I am pretty happy with what I got done today. I did get the twins other two summer blankets done, but I didn't take a picture, they are just hemmed fabric, not too exciting.
While I was working on making the string blocks, I worked on a few blue crumb blocks. I finished these three today. I find crumb blocks slow going, but someday, if I keep making them, I'll have enough for a quilt. Crumb blocks are good leader/enders for string blocks. I like to use my seam guide when doing precise sewing, so crumb blocks and string blocks work well together since I don't use my seam guide for either.
The triangles from my last post are now sewn into these squares. I got these all sewn and trimmed today. Some of the triangles are just in pairs for use as setting triangles, and I had to put four aside for corners.
I laid a few blocks out on my bed to get an idea of how the quilt will look when together. The blocks will be on point, and I just laid them out straight, but I just wanted to make sure everything was playing nicely. Using a blue background really changed the look of the quilt! Using Bonnie's color placement, I would be using purple as my inner border, but I think I will use yellow instead. Next step for this quilt is to make the pieced border, then I can start assembly on it.
I did a couple other miscellaneous things today. I started the twins Samurai/Geisha quilts. The pattern is so simple, I actually got all the blocks for both quilts done. I'll post a pic when I get one of them up on the design wall. I knew these quilts would go fast once I actually got started.
Tomorrow is my birthday, and everyone is working, including me. I am babysitting tomorrow, probably a 10 hour day. DH is off on Saturday, but he has plans, so my birthday is kind of a non-issue this year. I will just have to count my trip to Sedona as my birthday present ;-)
What a Sweet Retreat!
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