Thursday, December 3, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses Update

Completed row 5 of 8 yesterday and tried my best to get a good picture outside. Did not help that the wind started blowing just as I started setting up for the picture....I even tried taping it to the wall. So use your imagination to see a nice flat quilt. I am seeing so many beautiful quilts on facebook, makes me want to do a second quilt:)

I counted up how many more little red connecting squares I need to complete the final three rows and borders...392!!!!!

So, I cut out the squares and will get them all attached to the papers before I start on row 6. I feel like I have made a million of these little squares already!

It's funny how you see things in pictures that you don't notice when looking at the quilt. I don't like the way the corners look like they have a red W and think I need to fix that somehow.

Some options below....not sure I like any of them. Maybe need to replace the brown piece in the corner with a red one. Oh well, I have time to figure this out.

Today I plan to do some fun sewing, making new Christmas Stockings with this pretty fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. In the past I have had a stocking for each of my children and grandchildren, but we are up to 18 stockings counting little Adeline who is due in February. Hmmmm.. That's a lot of stockings to stuff. So this year I will have one stocking for each of my children to share with their families. That takes 18 stockings down to 5. And since the tradition is changing, I want new stockings too.

Hope you have a good day and some fun sewing I store for your day too. Thanks for stopping by,




Julierose said...

this is just so beautiful a project--i love your color choices--amazing...hugs, julierose

Julie Fukuda said...

I remember when I reached that point on my first quilt in that pattern. My pieces were much smaller and not paper pieced but I ended up making it smaller just to get finished. I called it "Star crossed" because I was doomed to make it when I first saw a Lucy Boston quilt. Then I went on to make a full sized bed cover because it kept calling to me. (I named that one "Double crossed". ) Now when I see yours, I am thinking it is time to make one using larger pieces. That is so lovely and however you decide to finish it will be great.

Purple Pam said...

Wow! You are making great progress. What an awesome quilt this will be when finished.

Shakerwood said...

Retirement suits you! Look how much you are getting accomplished! Miss you ......