Well, school is officially out for the summer. The kids are happy but I am not so
happy. My long arm quilting will proably get put on the back burner for a while
but I have to make sure that I spend some time on the machine this summer.
On a quick note, I have managed to finish 25 of these blocks for a quilt I am working on.
The half square triangles were paper pieced but the 4 patches were not. The blocks
were supposed to measure 9 1/2″ unfinished but mine were out a little so I ended up
blocking them. They now measure to their proper size. The next blocks were partially
paper pieced as well. 36 of these are needed and I have 23 done right now.
Once the other 13 are done, the paper has to be torn off the back and the blocks
pressed. Not a fun job at all but one that ensures that the blocks are the correct
When that step is completed, all I have to do is sew the whole thing together.
Of course, sashing and borders are needed too. But here is a picture of the finished quilt.
I apologize for the bad photo. I am hoping that mine will look as good as
Bonnie’s. Other than that, I am putting up with the heat and trying to stay cool.
This summer is going to be a summer of finishing up some small projects that
I have lying around the house. I also want to try my hand at painting on fabric,
making some fabric postcards, and free style hand embroidery.
What goals are you planning on completing this summer?
Until next time ,