Sunday, September 14, 2008
Time to switch gears
In a comment I posted, just yesterday, I wrote that I tend to reach a point where I am ready to stop one project and begin another. Yesterday, I was considering doing 16 quilt blocks, total. Today, I did one more block, for a total of twelve, and am ready to wrap it up. Part of the reason is because my new, current plan - subject to change because there ain't no quilt police in this house - is to make some fancy, schamcy sashings. Those will take some time and fabric, and will make the quilt big enough so that having more blocks hurts more than it helps.
Today was a day to eat bacon. I've previously mentioned that one of my daughters enrolled us in the bacon of the month club for Christmas. Inspired idea, let me tell ya.
Here is a picture of Evelyn waiting for her share.
Husband cooked his famous baked beans overnight (they have bacon in them - also jalapenos from the garden) and I had some for breakfast. I also had some for lunch with some scrumptious bacon and tomato sandwiches. We have had the best tomatoes from the garden, this year:
I also finished the last quilt block - England from Carol Doak's Mariner's Compass Stars. Here is the pattern:
And here is my version:
I am NOT happy with the center and it is a little lighter than I wanted. I was using up some scraps and now wish I hadn't used those. I couldn't get it to line up to save my life but I've hit the wall on this project and am ready to do something else.
Here it is with all her sisters:
I'm interested to know if you have a favorite block. Because there is an even number, I can't put it in the exact center but I AM interested.
Here are three:
That's Germany, Israel and Netherlands.
Three more (in the middle):
Brazil, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
Three more (on top):
England (the one I did, today with the crappy center), China and Japan.
The last three are Montana, Oklahoma and Indiana.
I haven't decided the order in which I am going to place them, but my current plan is to set it on point with paper pieced sashing. Those are going to take awhile to stitch and assemble.
Now I need to go do some filing. Grrrr.