I REALLY like the zigzag effect that this layout provides. This is one of Bonnie Hunter's fabulous free patterns that she so generously provides on her blog. I've made several of her scrappy creations and actually did one of her mysteries (which I need to get borders on and finish since I love it so!!). I think I'll need 3 more rows to get this one to the size I want and several blocks are already made so hopefully will move along quickly (my quick may not be your quick! HAHA).
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
It's been a couple of weeks since I posted but I haven't been a total slug. I'm still working on a few QOV's and need to get the backing made for a couple so they can be sent along to the longarmer. I unearthed some more of these blocks so I've been busy putting them together in a different QOV. I think at this point there are 5 different designs that I'm working on so there will be a decent assortment.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Two more to be added to the group!! I'm working on TRYING to get the Grand Canyon fused--WOW, is THAT a bugger. But if I get it done AND done right, it will be worth all the effort and gorgeous to boot. That thing is entirely laser cut (THANK HEAVENS!!!).
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Now that the swapping for rows around the country has slowed considerably (row by row officially ended on Sept. 8), I've had a little time to get a few rows put together. These are extremely easy rows and they are merely fused, not trimmed OR stitched. I figure I'm going to put together as many as I can and when the long, dark, freezing days of winter get here (much sooner than I'm ready for, I'm sure, since I'm NEVER ready for cold!!), then I can stay in the house where it's nice and cozy and warm and stitch to my heart's content!! That's the plan anyway--we'll see!! (Does it seem I say that alot? I think I do!).
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Just wanted to share a few more before wrapping it up. This was the old First Congregational Church and it was a beauty!! The cemetary beside and behind it was quite awesome--the headstones were so beautiful and OLD. Amazing to see some of the dates that were here.
Very interesting seating configuration inside. Instead of rows of pews, there were little boxes. The guy told us that people 'purchased' the boxes and the more expensive ones naturally had a more prominent placement. There were these little metal boxes on the floor in the center of each box which was a 'heater' in that they placed coals or something inside and set on the floor in the middle so that everyone's tootsies could stay warm. Even the upstairs had boxes.
"someone (can't remember the name) was here". Who was it, do you remember? DUH, I hate that! HA Elrod!!!! It was Elrod, wasn't it? That's what I'm remembering anyway.
And this was a big ole barn on the property (I love old barns!!).
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Alycia is putting out the call for QOV blocks for her block drive. She does such a great job of churning out the quilts and presenting them to our wonderful heroes. She's also trying to collect SO many blocks that she can share with other states that are in need around the country. Pretty sure every block will be put to good use so visit her blog to get the instructions for the block. It's a wonky star--easy peasy.