Man, I hope all of you are realizing what little time we have left. 1 week until the big holiday.
Still have 2 presents to buy, but I have most of the rest done, except for wrapping.
And I have not promised anything (*edited* crafty) for christmas to anyone in my family.
Granted I have a giveaway quilt that I started 2 months ago that eventually will go out, but that’s not christmas related. I don’t like the pieced back I made at all right now anyway.
And now there’s little time before a family party this afternoon an hour away.
And since I’m so sick of orange & orange fabric, I thought I’d share & harken back to a UFO I started in February.
I made a weave quilt top center (okay not pieced together, but I have it all laid out ready to piece – blocks are done).
And for a while I put it aside to think about the borders.
And in October I came up with the borders for this quilt.
Well don’t have the corners done, but I want this weaved design for the borders. “Chevron-esqe”
And here is a graphical picture of the block I created.
And I was wondering exactly how to do this.
So half square triangles of blue & red, with yellow 1/2 inch strip in between.
I have part of it figured out, but I need to do some calculating for the other part.
I have no problem with making bias tape for the part that travels over the red. And I have some made.
But the problem is going to be with the bias & the blue portions.
Here’s part of my blocks right now.
I will probably calculate the angle this is hitting & create a blue block that has a yellow stripe naturally in the middle, which is what I should have done first anyway,
but I think things backwards most of the time. Still have to create & recreate scenarios in my head & make the mistakes before settling in.
Anyway this is where I am at. Well I have been starting more on the Journey Steps quilt too. Needed to remove myself from the orange.
I was reading an article about being ineffective & for sure that’s me. Don’t focus, don’t put things away, don’t stick w/ one project before moving to the next.
But that’s me. And that was sewing today. & yesterday was shopping and later this week is wrapping & wrapping up shopping.
Good holidays if I don’t make it back in time.
Can’t wait to share progress on my hexagon periodic table quilt – coming soon!