I think I have it figured out now that I need to make a total of 25 blocks for Tumalo Trails – I have 13 finished and 9 patch blocks finished for 3 more. I will be making the same border that Bonnie has on hers and my quilt will be larger – I think it will finish at about 100-110 inches square. I will work on more on the 9 patch blocks while I wait for more fabric to arrive for the half square triangles. I need more variety than the white on white and ordered some shirting types of fabric to mix in – by having 12 more blocks to make that will make it so I can mix the rows of some still. I cut out some long strips of some shirting type of fabrics that I did have on hand to lay out for sashing to see what it would look like and like how it divides up the 4 – 9 patch blocks that meet up through out the quilt. This is all just laid out on the floor – not stitched as sashing will be put on after all the blocks are made so I know where I want all the blocks to go. The sashing strips will be a variety of off white print on prints that will be used in the rest of the half square triangles. I notice I have the bottom block turned the wrong way – but not sewed in place so that is ok. Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.
These 9 patch blocks are pressed and set aside and I will make more while waiting for my fabric to arrive.
Two of the mini baskets – with no name still – ready to work on last night while watching tv. – I had started a list of names for this quilt and lost it – I think I had listed five names and only one still sticks in my mind – “Picking Berries” and I can’t for the life of me remember the others so must not have been meant to be.
And a few more hexies made for “Granny’s Gone Crazy” and added to the piece (maybe I need to name the baskets “Granny’s Little Baskets” or Granny is Picking Berries) – I need to get the Accuquilt out and cut some more mini’s – I have enough for a lot of center’s but I need six of each for the “flower” and have no more with enough so started to work on that last night – sure love having the die for two sizes of hexies and the corresponding size for the papers although I have enough of those cut and at this time do not need more.
Off to Little Rock for part of the day today, don’t know what kind of sewing well get done today but I have the morning so maybe more 9 patches. I need to get back to the birds one day and I’m sure there are another project or two tucked away in boxes that I haven’t worked on for awhile – well need to get back to some of them as well.