This project was on my design wall over the weekend--
Album blocks I made in 2014 & 2015. The vertical rows are sewn together and I added a bit more of the brown all the way around. It needs borders picked next. There are 3 other tops waiting for borders, I tend to do them all at once. Kat helped me with the math--she can figure how much fabric I need in a snap! Thank you Kat! Blocks set with a darker color it will be a better choice for a "boy" quilt than oceans of neutrals. This top went together so easily I plan to make a couple more. It will end up close to my target size of 75x90". There are 48 album blocks left, if I set two more like this (using different colors) that will leave 26 blocks. Recently on Stashbusters the question was asked if we ever make a pattern twice? There will be seven quilts made with album blocks--so the answer is YES! And I could very happily continue making album blocks--I love the pattern. Please see everyone's design wall at Patchwork Times blog.
Have I told you I love to iron scraps? My iron works hard! I only buy a cheap non stick iron, never using the steam option. Instead I buy a spray bottle at the Dollar store. I've been using this one for quite a while--
Look how beat up the bottle portion is! But the spray part works perfectly. The water is cloudy because I add liquid StaFlo starch to the water. If I bought an expensive iron it would be waste of money. A cheap iron usually lasts a couple of years. They have to be lightweight too, my shoulders/arms complain if they are too heavy.
Piece another album block top
Borders on one top
Finish last 3 blocks of Barn Dance
Pieces of Eight
Three Steps Forward
Not sure how much sewing I will get done. Its too damp today to harvest but we're ready to roll. Last week we packed up the camper, we've been slowly unpacking.
|My lonely campsite|
When I left in May my sewing room was a disaster and I've been sorting piles of fabric, boxes and totes. Most the yardage has been folded and put back on shelves. A new start this winter will be a brown quilt--there is enough brown fabric pulled for five quilts. I love brown!