Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What did I do?

While I was retreating in Lancaster I did a lot of laughing, an awful lot of laughing, so much so I came home with sore ribs from laughing so hard.  Not that sore that I can’t still giggle at some of the antics that made me laugh so hard. 

I did some shopping, more than I thought.  I’m washing fabrics now, I think I will have two full washer loads, maybe even three.  But I got some great bargains and added some needed colors to my stash. 

And I did some sewing.  The first week I made some wobbly blocks on purpose.  However when I went to sew them together they stretched more than I thought they would, so I set that project aside and started on another one. 

I had seen a quilt on someone’s blog and fell in love with it.  It was a simple pattern, tiny squares in pairs of nine patches set on point with alternating solid squares.  There wasn't credit to any designer, so I just made up my own pattern…  I cut 2 inch strips of Aunt Graces, a lot of 2 inch strips.  Then I sewed them together and made blocks, a lot of blocks.  When I counted, and measured, I realized I need more… a lot more.  So I cut more and made more and cut even more and made even more and then I put it together.  I had to make even more blocks to finish it. 

And here is it, almost finished.  I added a scrappy 2 1/2 inch border to what you see here.  This is a king size bed, we have a queen, so I’m pretty sure it will fit nicely once it is quilted and washed.  I love it!

Here's a picture with the border on it. 


  1. Marge! That came out so pretty! I can't believe I was there for the beginning. The colors really work beautifully in this. Love it!


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