Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A bit more done

I had some fabric left over from DH’s shirt I was making.  This was fabric my hubby had chosen, and this is what I decided to make with the left overs:

IMG_1577As I was sewing the shirt, I got to wondering how it would make up in Kaleidescope blocks. 


Here are a couple close up.  I did make a bit of an error and if you really want to look close, you might find it……I needed 8 strips of exact cuts, but when I went to stitch up the first blocks, I realized I only had 7.  I had to cut an additional strip and it wasn’t perfect… but that’s okay, I still like the blocks and once the quilt is quilted, the imperfections won’t be as obvious.

I decided to sash the blocks with white and red cornerstones.  This picture shows how it will look – they aren’t sewn in the picture.  I did manage to get the body of the quilt assembled this afternoon, but I won’t post until I get the border done.


I’m thinking this will have a double border.  A narrow red with a wider blue. or I might make it equal wide strips of red, white and blue… Still a bit undecided about that one.

I will be MIA for a few days.  DH & I will be heading to Prescott Valley, AZ to help his sister.  She bought a foreclosed home, allowed the widow to live in the house until she found a place to move to.  Said widow left the house in really bad shape.  I know we will be tearing out carpet, painting, cleaning (inside and out) and possibly laying tile.  I think it’s awful that someone can repay a kindness by leaving such a mess….  Not sure I will have computer connection, so if you leave a comment and I don’t reply, it’s not because I don’t care, it’s because I probably won’t have read it yet.  Just be patient, I’ll reply as soon as I can.


1 comment:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I LOVE your blocks!! How patriotic!! Left-overs!! Who would have thunk it?? They came out REALLY well!! ;))

And don't be too hard on said widow - her husband may have been the one to care for the house and it may have been just too much for her all the way around - might even account for the foreclosure - and - you know what they say - "There but for the Grace of God..." ;))