Thank you all for your comments yesterday on that topic of expensive BOM’s – I find I am not alone in thinking that was a rather high price to pay. Many of you suggested that I try to draft the patterns myself and I was able to find a lot of photos of the original quilt, blocks, and some that are from other quilts but have similar blocks. I think I have collected up enough ideas that I might just try to draft and design a quilt myself. I have never done one something like this without a pattern already made so lets see if I am up to the challenge – I will let you know what develops! Maybe some of you would want to join me in this challenge – not until next year though! One person has said she would like a blog devoted to the making of this quilt and that she is interested in doing it too -
Now on the rain!! Last night and early this morning – 1 1/2 inches!! this should help my trees and plants somewhat.
This is the most rain we have gotten at one time in absolutely ages. One of the plants that I have that have been growing well all summer are these in these three pots – a succulent of some type – I will plant these in the ground this fall – I think they are supposed to come back every year, I will plant them on a hillside in the sun where they will never get too much water.
I quilted on Joseph’s Coat for awhile last night and managed to get just shy of finishing one end – I have actually been working on this whole length for more than a week – I have been neglecting this quilt way too much in recent weeks. I will try to do better
This week I have also been trying to work on Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses and I finished block #17 at quilt group this morning
I have showed you how messy and how neat my cutting table can get – well this is the corner of the couch – you can see how many things get piled up on one end – 3 projects being worked on in the living room X Marks the Spot, POTC in the plastic box, and in the striped box is the Red and Green Applique quilt – of which I did get more done on last night also!
Right now I am currently working on 4 quilts – how about you? I know as soon as the 4th border is done on the Red and Green Quilt another quilt will be started. I have been looking over the pattern for the Common Bride by Laundry Basket Quilts and I do believe that will be the next to get started. I have the pattern and I have a start on gathering up fabrics in the stash that will go into it. And yes I think the Common Bride will be hand pieced/appliqued as well. When I finish the Red and Green quilt that will move the numbers up on quilts to be quilted I will have 3 large and 2 couch size waiting in line. I do need to slow myself down by doing hand piecing instead of machine piecing.