I’d planned to sew along with the Blockheads II group on facebook but just didn’t find the time. When I saw this block though, it was just in time! I’d needed a big block (or 3) for a runner the husband asked me to make.
At 18″ this block fit my plan perfectly. I chose the colors, trying to coordinate them with the rest of the colors in the church auditorium. I did have to leave a seam unfinished so the microphone had a space to poke thru.
I will say that I won’t make this block again. There were a hundred million HSTs and the thing is so bumpy with all those seams! I know, I should have pressed them open, and I did with some of them but after the second block, I was going for speed, not what was the best thing to do.
It turned out the perfect size, covering a not so perfect table. I enjoyed quilting it with the meandering flower, with thread matching the background. The binding matches the border and the center crowns in the blocks. It seems to work for its purpose.
I’ve been doing a little other sewing lately, just bits and pieces here and there. Whatever I can fit in during the minutes I have.
This sister’s choice block went together pretty quickly today. Fun colors and so pretty.
This is the beginnings of another request by the husband. The top is ready to layer, quilt and bind. I’ll get to it soon…
I may have already shared this one. It’s still hanging around. It’s huge, probably king sized. I can’t quilt it, so I’m just waiting to see what I end up doing with it. I know how I’d like it quilted, so that’s something, right. It’s for the guest bed, so it really isn’t urgent.
The Quilt Expo is in Chicago again this year, this weekend in fact. I got to attend years ago with friends and we had such a fun time. All the shopping and quilts to visit! It was great!
The crowds were unbelievable so I’ll be enjoying it via facebook and instagram this time.
Oh, I recently watched a vlog (is that the right word?) where a young quilter was opening one of those monthly club boxes….well anyway, she took out one of the items and it had Alex Anderson’s name on it. She didn’t know who she was!
I got to meet Alex years ago at the Chicago Expo, and she was as nice as could be!
Unbelievable that a whole generation of quilters probably really don’t know who she is.
Have a good weekend, friends!