Sunday, October 14, 2012

This is what I am working on

I have been working in the sewing room for a few days now.  This quilt is going to be a house warming gift and thank goodness it doesn't have to be done for more than 8 months.  Why am I working on it so early you ask?  Well, I am slow. I am trying to do my best as far as accuracy goes and that makes it slow going for me.  As of now I have 22 blocks ready and 14 left to go with each block finishing at 14 1/2". I still have to pick out a color for the  2" sashing between the blocks but as I only am able to get 3 blocks a day, that decision doesn't needs to be made too soon.
Here is a close up on the blocks.  I am thinking that maybe a deep burgundy will work though. Most of the blocks are made up of chocolate brown, yum! Today, I got all the last of the black and neutral hsts made, all 314 of them...

As a break in between the making of these blocks, I have been making some scrap blocks.  I cut up some of the shirt pieces I have and making hsts out of them as leaders and enders.

Also, I am making a pattern using up some of the blocks that I have made as leaders before, 2 1/2" and 4 1/2". 
Not too sure how this is going to go together, but that is what makes quilting fun eh?
In a couple of days I hope to be able to post another finish.   Till then!