I finished piecing the Luxury Essentials blocks.
I made 48 blocks and the layout is 8 rows of 6, finishing at 72″ x 96″. I think I am going to make one more block and make it 7 rows of 7 blocks to finish at 84″ square.
I do have enough fabric to make another block
here is one block
If I layout all the blocks in this orientation (long pieces at top and bottom) This is how it looks
If I alternate the blocks by turning every other block the look changes
Not a huge difference but I think it looks much more random this way.
I will give it a day and think about it before I sew all the blocks together.
I will use the same fabrics for the binding as I used in the centers. I need to decide on a backing fabric. I think I will know it when I see it so a trip to the store is in order.
Do you remember cousin It from the Adams Family?
Here is the pile of thread tails I accumulated while making these blocks
I have another bundle of fabrics to design a top with
This one is also part of the giveaway. There is still time to enter. The Drawing will be Thursday (enter here) …..I am trying to teach Teddy to pull numbers out of a hat but so far no luck so I think It will be a random number generator that will do the selection. I will notify the winners on Friday.
Teddy decided to ball up his quilt on top of a few pillows and sit on top of it.
He can see out the window better from a higher perch.
Hand quilting tonight will be more work on the Antique applique quilt.
I am thinking of doing another version of the snowflake quilt using the same pattern.
I want to do one with much less quilting…only the outline of the design. All that filling takes a lot of time and can be intimidating
and I think it would still be a pretty cool quilt if it were done without the filling stitches. I am thinking of doing it with red perle cotton thread.