Saturday, March 21, 2009

Back from the mountains

I had a nice trip to the upper mountains in NC. I got back Wednesday. It rained a lot, so we got alot of sewing done. I finished my strip twist, now to quilt it. I finished piecing a hexagon quilt and have decided that it needs to be bigger, so have to cut some more strips and make more hexagons. I got the cowboy quilt pieced for a great nephew that is about 6 months old. I made it bigger than baby size, so he will have it longer.

We did a little shopping. I found a cheater cloth that was 2 1/2 inch strips lengthwise of blacks and whites. I am going make a strip twist with it. I wont have to sew strips together. Hope I get the camera working soon, so I can show pictures.

I looked mostly for background fabrics for scrap quilts. Shirting type fabrics. I did find several pieces. They are in the wash right now.

The pollen is giving me fits. I think I need to go back to the mountains until it clears up here. They dont have it yet. My green car is yellow today. And my head hurts and I am sneezing alot. Ok, enough complaining. I am off to the sewing machine for awhile.

keep sewing


Lynn Dykstra said...

You asked about the pattern for the quilt on my site--I drafted it from the description on Scraps and Threadtales.
All numbers are cut sizes.
the corner nine patches are 2 inch squares.
The center is 4 inch squares and 2 by 4 inch rectangles and one 2 inch square.
The triple strips on the sides are 2 inches by 8 inches.
Sashing is cut 2 1/2 inches.
Border is cut 6 1/2 inches

Lynn Dykstra said...

NO! The triple strips are cut 2 inches by 9 inches!
The block unfinished measures 17 1/2 inches, finishes to 18 inches.

Lynn Dykstra said...

How many errors at once?
The finished size is 17 12 inches, unfinished 18 inches.