I have actually been so busy with my mother, in and out of the ER and hospital that when I put this little post together I was amazed at how much I have actually done.
I have actually completed this Autumn Village (that is what I am calling it) here is only three of the four rows. It is actually Winter Village by Laundry Basket Quilts. I purchased the pattern at Missouri Star Quilt Co.
I haven't shown you the completed top because I don't like the picture I took and right now I am getting it ready for quilting....YEAH me.
Have you ever seen such a mess?
I am trying to get rid of my Island Batik Scraps by stripping it. I have been saving my Brookshire and CVS circulars and cutting them down to 8 1/2" squares. That is as big as I can get from the papers.
Then I just sew strips and more strips.
After the square is done I cut it in half on the diagonal.
Here is how I put them together. Although I have decided that I like using two blocks to make the one block instead of just randomnly using the half squares. If that makes sense?
Here is the block sewn together, 11 1/2" square.
This should give you an idea of what it will look like when I sew them all together. I think I am going to love it and the best part...getting rid of all those scraps. Do you think I can?
Don't ask me why I did this but I have joined the "Words to Grow By" BOM I saw it on Moose Stash Quilting
I just couldn't help myself!!
I still need to blanket stitch around the items but in time. You all know how I love to blanket stitch.... haven't done enough of it lately.
Cold and rainy here, you drive around and see water everywhere. The grass has turned green which means spring is just around the corner.
I have also been hitting the internet and getting all kinds of goodies in the mail....Ummm Ummmm good... When I have time, I will pull out my goodies and share with you.