Let me just say, you guys are the best! Thanks so much for all your kind emails and comments on my “Confession” post this past Wednesday. I love that quilters have such a supportive spirit and never hesitate to lift others up. I truly appreciate all of you!
Last week I showed you the checker and shoo-fly blocks I was working on and told you I didn’t have enough fabric to make more blocks to make the quilt top bigger. Saying that really bugged me because I was sure I had some jelly roll strips left but absolutely could not find them. After searching everywhere, I gave up and thought that it must have just been wishful thinking.
But guess what? Apparently I didn’t look everywhere, because when I looked again I found them! Not only were there jelly roll strips, there were also several charm squares leftover. I had enough fabric to make another row and column of blocks, so now the finished flimsy is 60-1/2″ x 70-1/2″. Score!
Getting pictures is still a bit difficult. Even though we have beautiful sunshine today, the ground is so wet it is like walking through a marsh. I was trying to not let the top touch the ground, but it did get a little wet. I am just so excited to see some sunshine, I really don’t care that the top got wet!
See that terribly overgrown garden in the background? We have gorgeous tomatoes coming from those plants – yum!
And one more picture just because:
These blocks were fun to make, so I thought I would share them with you. Look for a tutorial on them next week.
I have named the quilt “Checkered Past” because the blocks are old-fashioned, but look beautiful in more contemporary fabrics. I think the name fits very well. 🙂
I have to give the quilting design on this one some thought. Maybe it will be a completed finish next week?