You know what I’m avoiding doing, right? Let’s not talk about it any more. The path is big enough that Chad can get to his room without fear of injuring himself and that’s what really matters. You see . . Chad doesn’t like for me to mention him on my blog. I don’t think he really cares but I think it’s all an effort to be disagreeable with mom. So, I won’t go into a lot of details . . use your imagination. He wanted the downstairs clean. His room is spotless. His bathroom sparkles! He cleaned his car . . like went to the car wash and piad $$ to clean it. He vacuumed it. He polished it. He left here about noon to go with his best friend and his new wife, and another girl to go out to dinner in a far away city. Far away being less than 100 miles. If you’re a mom, you know that the more you say about something, the less likely it is to happen but I like this girl a whole lot. Enough said.
I can only iron fabric for so long and then I have to stop and play with it .. cut it and sew it. I’ve ironed as much fabric as I can iron this month. It’s now time to stop and play.
Then I saw on Alycia’s blog that she’s (1) collecting more quilts for injured soldiers. Read about how many she’s already collected! And, (2) she’s having a quilt along. Get in on it if you have time.
I have this little quilt design that’s been sitting in EQ waiting to be made so I think I’m going to sew it up in patriotic fabrics this weekend.
It’s simple, simple! And, if someone else has a similar or exact pattern, I didn’t copy it! It’s just three rails with a frame, with blocks turned alternating horizontal and vertical.
This is the block:
I’m going to make my three strips 2.5″ finished so I’ll cut two ecru sttrips and one blue strip at 3″. Sew them together and then cut them into 8″ segments.
Then I’ll frame them with blue strips (or red, depending on which blocks I’m working on) that finish at 1″. Two strips will be cut 1-1/2″ x 8″ and two will be cut 1-1/2″ x 10″. This will result in a 9-1/2″ finished or 10″ unfinished block.
I’m going to set mine with 5 blocks across and 7 blocks up and down. Here’s the size of the borders I’ll add to end up with a top that’s 62″ x 81″.
Border #1 – Ecru – Cut 1-1/2″
Border #2 – Navy – Cut 2″
Border #3 – Ecru – Cut 2-1/2″
Border #4 – Navy – Cut 3-1/2″.
Anyone want to join me in working on one of these to send to Alycia?