This has been on my mind for quite some time, but with the Red & White show coming up and all the red & white love going around blogland, I just had to succumb to the calling to make a house block. I know, I'm not starting any new projects, I've got enough UFO's and WIP's and I'm NOT going to start any new projects! Ya right. I started this Tuesday after work and got it finished before my evening walk on Thursday. I just HAD to get this out of me, I guess some itches just need to be scratched!
I couldn't stop with one block so I made a whole sub division. Every project needs to provide some lessons and I learned this, figure out how much fabric you are going to need before you cut up everything. I'm so used to working on scrappy projects, I just decided I had enough red for all the blocks.
This is what was left when I was finished cutting all the parts. I even had to piece one of the 5" strips to finish the last house. These are 12" finished blocks with 2 1/2" sashing. It measured 44 1/2" and the white fabric I was using was 44 1/2" wide after I cut off the selvage. It was all meant to be. The top is now finished, the backing is made and I just need to decide on the binding. I've got a couple of choices so both pieces have been set aside. This will get hand quilted so it's now hanging in the line up.
Taryn over at Repro Quilt Lover
is doing a virtual Red & White show, click on over there for a peek at some amazing quilts, this is one I'm sending over to her.
I was a little burnt out after this week of steady piecing and I had company this weekend. My gal pal Muriel came over Sat and instead of heading to the sewing room or the quilt stores, we hit the mall. Talk about stimulating the economy. I guess I do need a few new things, I'm going to NYC and I don't think my jeans and boots that I wear to work at a trucking company will work for Time Square or the Folk Art Museum :-)
We've finished dinner, the dog and cat have been fed and walked, M has packed up and headed home, and I'm going to set on the couch and do a little hand quilting this evening. I'm focused on finishing my Baptist Fan project, it's grey and rainy outside, and I've done enough walking for the weekend.
Hope you got to scratch your itch to stitch this weekend.