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