(1) the first day of school, woot woot!
(2) early morning grocery shopping
(3) cinnamon-raisin bagels
Hi everybody, thanks so much for visiting and commenting! Yesterday my sister and brother-in-law (or should I speak blog-ese and say "BIL") arrived safely and soundly! My sister is a big Pogo Scrabble fan, and she wanted to play after dinner; my BIL is a big TV fan and he wanted to play with the remote. So I figured, Shoot! Why can't I play with my fabrics???
While I was de-cluttering and busting the bunnies a few days ago I found some time to cut some fabrics for another cobblestone quilt, so while they were doing their thing I sneaked upstairs and sewed a few. When we had the cobblestone workshop at the WeeBee in July, Charlene used black and white for hers and it was so pretty I thought I'd go with black and white for this one...
There's something so classic about black and white!
On the previous two quilts I made, the blocks all finished at six inches. Six inches is a great size, but I want to make a larger quilt, so I'm going with larger blocks - bust that stash!
Now here's where this one is different: to add interest to the quilt, I decided to use blocks in 3 different sizes: 6 x 6, 12 x 12, and 6 x 12.
Also, I'm putting in just a teensy bit of red, just to liven things up!
I wish I had more of that red above; it's an Alexander Henry fabric I think.
Basically the quilt will be based on a 12 x 12" block configuration, except some of the 12 inches will be made up with 6 x 6 and/or 6 x 12 inch blocks! Clever, eh???
So, while Shell and Curt were still sleeping this morning I got up and made a couple blocks, itchy fingers and all. In no particular order, here's what I've done so far:
I'll worry about the layout after I've done a lot more!
Well, today we go out after brekky to visit museums and the MLK monument. Have a great day everybody... sew forth and sew on til later!