POTC & Square in a Square

Inklingo, Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, quilts, Square Within A Square Within A Square

tn_FreeVintageImagesofChristmasClipArt42_jpgI finally have the 5th row attached to the main portion of the Patchwork of the Crosses – I say finally like it has taken so long – about 2 or 3 nights?  Not so long really.  Now it is nice and pressed and put back in its box for a little bit until I decide if it will grow – which I have a feeling it will – just not for the next several weeks Smile  Right now it is probably a baby crib size 48 x 60 inches.  I have been very pleased with the way it is turning out though and I have a feeling I will get back to work on it soon.  I love the bright colors with the white fabric.

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I haven’t showed Square in a Square for awhile and I have not worked on it much this month – just busy on other things.  The quilting is very easy on this quilt and each block only takes about 40 minutes to quilt it – right now it is under 11 hours of quilting . Most of what I show here in this photo is done.

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26 more blocks to quilt after I finish this block #16 that the hoop is around.

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the simple quilting I am doing on it – outline around each – you can’t see it clearly but there is quilting around each color in the blocks.

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Just keeping it simple.  This will be a very soft quilt with this amount of quilting.

I do have to run to the grocery store today as much as I hate the thought of it.  I was too busy with outside work on the weekend to do it.  I have to get some last minute things plus things that we are out of.  If we get snow on Christmas it is possible that I won’t get out of my driveway for a couple days and I need a few basics.  I could well survive a week or more on what is in the house Smile but if I can go to the store and pick up more milk and things then why not?  We live at the top of a ridge which at times is not plowed until a day or two after a snow and if I don’t have an emergency I don’t bother to drive downhill for 3 miles to leave the house other than to walk around the yard looking at the snow and filling the bird feeders.  I don’t drive on snow much anymore so why try it if I don’t have to.

5 comments… add one
  • Kim Dec 24, 2012

    Merry Christmas in case I don’t get a chance to tell you tomorrow. We get snow so seldom here that I won’t even try to drive in it when we do. We did the grocery shopping yesterday for today and tomorrow. Today is spent with our children and grandchildren and tomorrow will be with a couple of our children and whoever drops in for a visit. Hitting the road about 9 to pick up son’s girlfriend about an hour away. She will stay a couple of days. Will be limited to what I can do sewing wise while she is here unless I get in the sewing room this morning and get some things ready, She takes over the sewing room as a bedroom while she is here lol,
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  • Nedra Dec 24, 2012

    Your Patchwork of The Crosses is my favorite quilt of yours (and you have so many amazing quilts!) Love the bright colors and the aqua blue settings. This is one I really want to make someday.

  • Doreen Dec 24, 2012

    The POC is a hint of Spring….love it! The Square in Square is so cozy……Have a Peaceful and Joy Filled Christmas!!!! D

  • Catherine Dec 24, 2012

    Love the Square in a Square. Merry Christmas!

  • CJ Tinkle Dec 24, 2012

    These are both wonderful! I can’t decide which one I like best! Stay warm tomorrow, and have a wonderful Christmas!
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