Sunday, May 25, 2014

Patchwork Of The Crosses

My stack of finished PTOC blocks is growing.

I have realized, however, that I need to start working on adding the background pieces as I make the blocks or I am going to get bogged down at the end.

So lately I have been glueing piles and piles of the background pieces. My goal this weekend is to sew these pieces in strips of threes which seem to be the best way to sew them onto the blocks.

I also came across a small piece of this brown fabric and thought it would might be a good color for the one inch connector squares between the blocks.

This is a fabric that is a couple years old and to fussy cut all of the 1 inch squares I would need would require three yard of fabric. Yikes! What did we quilters do before online quilt shops and web searches? The fabric arrived yesterday and I am loving it.

My blocks are growing in number and size.

Happy Stitching,



Friday, May 2, 2014

All Prepped, Ready To Sew

The flowers are back basted and the various berries and circle flowers are all ready for next section of Auntie Green's Garden.
The next Benjamen Biggs block is a paper cut block, one of my favorite album blocks to stitch. I sat right down and traced out the block and have it all prepped.
Here is another Patchwork Of The Crosses all cut out and ready to be glued onto the paper pieces and stitched.
Spring has FINALLY arrived in Nebraska, my neighbor's cherry tree is all blooms. I have a new buggy wheel I picked up at an antique shop this winter to plant a new clemantis to grow on.
My other neighbor has a blooming crabapple tree.
And my deck flower pots are crying for geraniums and petunias and all the other goodies at the garden store. The day is warming up and I don't think much sewing is going to happen. But soon I will be in a lawn chair enjoying this glorious spring weekend probably with one of the above projects in hand.
Happy Spring,