Finally got the Round We Go box back out and got another one ready to work on and made great progress with it – these really are easy to make and if I remember right (it has been such awhile since I made one) it was taking me about 2 days of off and on work to make one. I got one cut out, glue basted and have most of it done. I will try to get one more made this week and then I will have 3 months of blocks done for it leaving 9 more months of blocks left to do – 4 a month is what you were supposed to try to do. I was keeping up until I moved back into the quilting room and got busy with other things!
Cut and glue basted
The star is stitched now to add the outer ring
The finished ones on the wall – a couple of them I am pretty sure I will redo as they didn’t turn out how I like – well I shouldn’t say “redo” as I will keep the ones I don’t like and maybe turn them into big pin cushions – or mug rugs or something. I’m thinking I could join two for a huge pin cushion top and bottom – stuff and walla done. Just kidding – too big for that really. They could make a nice size mug rug though back to back – reversible – or maybe hot pads? The top left and the second row last on the right – the designs don’t stand out enough in my opinion. I am linking to Love, Laugh, Quilt – and Small Quilts & Doll Quilts – MCM #103 Cooking up Quilts – and Em’s Scrapbag –
I fixed my mess of borders on the Hertfordshire Quilt as well as I am going to and added the sashing on – it is now 17.75 inches! and I counted pieces just out of curiosity and it is around 190. It is far from perfect but you know that is the way of life right – and I’m not fixing these section anymore. I figure if this much is right under 200 pieces and the quilt grows to 88 inches square and all the pieces in this quilt are small you are talking close to 2,000 pieces or more– I think it will be good enough. I do not make for shows – I make for me.
For those of you that didn’t see the photo of this quilt finished – here it is – now you see why I say a mistake won’t be all that noticeable and after looking at this photo I have a feeling there are over 5,000 pieces in it not the 2 that I said. Hertfordshire Quilt pattern by Carolyn Konig in the book by Quiltmania called Creating Heirlooms One Stitch at a Time.
A couple days ago I had mentioned loosing a ruler and reordering it and then finding it – got to talking to several of you of where the rulers are stored and why I don’t notice them all that much – here is Mike’s corner of the room – the peg board in back of him on the corner wall is mine – I really don’t see it all that much so tend to forget what is there – I need to start looking more and thanks for the hint from one of you to use binding clips on the rulers that do not have a hole to hang from – I tried that on one of them and it works great. Mike’s peg board is the big almost empty one – if he doesn’t start to use it soon I might have to take it over – you have been warned Mike (he reads the blog most days)
A little quilting on Handful of Scraps from Saturday night.
A close up
I have ordered for myself a subscription of the 7 day FREE trial on Craftsy Unlimited to try out and see how I like it – have any of you ordered? how do you like it? I will let you all know what I think of it after I have had time to look it over a bit.