I'm leaning toward this arrangement with a zig-zag border--maybe :) The center hexie still needs to be appliqued.
Close-ups of the last two.
As I was saying . . . I began to clean, I mean really clean, my sewing room. I emptied three shelves of novelty fabrics which I plan on giving to our guild for charity quilts. In their place I put wool fabrics that I've had in a storage bin forever. I finally washed them in the washing machine using Ivory dishwashing liquid and threw them in the dryer on the regular cycle. Now they are light and fluffy!
Initially I wanted to make a hooked rug but I've had this table runner in mind ever since I purchased the pattern at a thrift shop last year. I ordered Prairie Cloth on Etsy and hope to get started sometime soon!
But as I was placing my order I noticed this wonderful cross-stitch pic of Abe and George. So I purchased the pattern and bought some DMC floss.
But I really needed to clean off my work table and had two guild projects that needed attention. First, I made a block (your choice) using the fabric that was provided by the Sunshine Committee. I added the yellow print. Super simple!
Then I made a Disappearing Nine Patch Block. I had picked up the instructions at our last meeting just out of curiosity. Every month guild members have an opportunity to try something new by participating in Block-of-the-Month. For every block you turn in you receive a raffle ticket. A winner is chosen during the meeting. Depending on how many people participate, there are usually enough blocks to make a quilt.
This month's fabric selection was "Nod to Fall. Break out the reds, oranges and yellows for this Fall-inspired block." I have a lot of fall fabrics and was intending to make only one block but it was so easy I got carried away.
The unfinished block is 13-1/2". I may keep on going :)
And I've got my pink hsts made for part 3 of Lori's Palmateer Point QAL here :)
After three days of cleaning out and getting rid of stuff I actually added more projects! Does that ever happen to you??
BTW, those of you who thought the guy in the mural (last post) was Buddy Holly--it was a great guess! My son said it was James Dean so I stopped by the pizzeria today to ask. Sure enough it's James Dean! Thanks for playing along!
Have a great week!
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