These blocks are on the wall--
|Jacob's Ladder Blocks|
Jacob's Ladder blocks made for Rainbow Scrappy Challenge 2016. I had to lay them out because I found mistakes in 12 blocks. Last night I frogged them and have been sewing them back together. No plans for them yet, just checking to see how they looked. Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.
Before the Jacob's Ladder blocks could go on the wall I had to finish sewing the Billie Lauder Faux Log Cabin blocks together--
|Billie Lauder Faux Log Cabin|
There is a large stack of ironed chunks on one end of the cutting table, and I swore I would not refold them. Some of them went into the Faux Log Cabin. Its an easy and free pattern. The blocks finish to 10", so it was simple to make a boy quilt 75x90". I cut a small dark green border for it.
This week I've been putting borders on tops. This top was a bit too narrow, so I had to figure a way to make it a little wider. There was a narrow border of my favorite google eyed chickens, so I checked my chicken fabric stash. (Thank you Teresa for adding to it!) I found a small piece of fabric that had chickens all in row in good colors, so I cut a strip for each side, and finished the strip with a tan fossil fern--
|Pieces of Eight by Vickie Eapen|
|Chicken Strip fabric|
The blocks are "Pieces of Eight" by Vickie Eapen. I've been busy in the sewing studio--the long arm table is mostly cleared off, and I've been prepping tops to quilt. Borders, pressed, measured. They get hung on hangers covered with pool noodles to prevent big creases and notes about size, binding, etc pinned to them. Once I have them all prepped I will start dyeing backings. Or piecing backings. Whatever works! Even the bindings will be done ahead of time if I have the fabric picked.
Work on Bonnie Hunter mystery
Prep another top
Borders on another top
This week will not have much sewing. If weather permits I will go to guild Christmas party and then stay and visit the grands. And Christmas shopping! We don't buy a lot of presents, but the grandsons are young and fun to buy for. Unfortunately its supposed to get COLD this week, so plans may fall by the wayside.
We've had "the crud" and been coughing, sneezing, and blowing our noses. Antibiotics, cough medicine, inhalers, and nasal spray. Besides sharing food on Thanksgiving we must have shared some germs! Laura Beth was deemed "safe" by Maddie and climbed up with Maxwell to have a story read.
|Maddie, Laura Beth, and Maxwell|
Maddie and Maxwell are a few months apart in age.
No Christmas decorations up at our house yet. Soon I hope. I love Christmas decorations. My favorite decoration is our tree--its has long fiber optic needles--no other lights. The tree glows in waves of colors. What is your favorite decoration?