Monday, February 13, 2012
Lines, frogs, princes and blocks
What I really like about quilting the brown is that it provides terrific structure to the quilt. And boy is this quilt stabilized.
What I don't like is that you cannot see a bit of stitching in the picture. I hope you will be able to in real life.
Then I will roll it back up to the top and start quilting the green squares.
First I will fill some bobbins.
Then I may file my nails, possibly shampoo my hair.
Cause I don't know STILL how I am going to quilt those green squares.
It will come to me...it will.
Progress so far:
All the 2 7/8" squares are cut
All the 2 1/2" pink/red strips are cut and sewn together
Things to do before I can start making blocks:
Draw a diagonal pencil line on each 2 7/8" square (BORING!)
Cut five brown strips from each quilt into 2 1"2 strips
then into squares
Cut the pink/red into 2 1/2" slices
Sew the brown and pink 2 7/8" squares together
I like the cutting and the sewing of the fabrics but drawing those lines, phew, that makes me want to hire a line drawer. (Anyone interested? Lousy pay but you get to spend time with yours truly. Snacks will be provided)
I have to do the boring parts to get to the cool parts, like all of life. My Mom used to say, you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you get to the Prince. And I did, I got to my Prince and soon I will get to sew the heart blocks.