Too big to get it all in the picture. I stood on my stepstool and took lots of pictures--if I've made an error somewhere a photo makes it easier to see. So far--so good! Usually I don't make a pieced border--but the pattern had a picket fence border and I liked it. The pattern is Four-Patch Plaid in the book Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth/Charlene Spode. See what everyone is working on at Patchwork Times.
Henrietta's Brown Batik 4 Patches are on the Princess--
Saturday I had a sewing marathon--finished Mr. March, stitched around and trimmed Swoon, and made 3 sets of binding. I was able to finish all my goals last week--maybe I didn't make enough???
This week I want to--
- Quilt Brown 4 Patch
- Sew one binding on
- Add one more bunch of appliqued grapes to my block
- Sew more Birds in Air rows together
I saw this pattern free on-line and maybe it will be my "fun time" this week--
|Heritage pattern at Red Rooster Fabrics|
Its not that big--44"--but I can see adding squares in the corner and maybe some fun diamond borders. I tried to talk Henrietta into making one with me but she says I'm the one who likes diamonds and angles and to go ahead without her!
And yesterday it RAINED.
This is looking over into my neighbor's backyard--the ground is froze so the water doesn't sink in. Later on it got much colder--the puddle is now a frozen lake and we've had about 2 inches of snow--all is white again.
Its time for winter to be over! I miss green grass and the smell of fresh dirt. A few flower seeds and some pole bean seed fell into my shopping cart the other day. I've been saving plastic pop bottles and plastic qt milk jugs all winter--found instructions to make "ghetto greenhouses" and they seem like my kind of project.
Are you ready for spring? Have you bought any seeds to plant? Is your garden planned??