While all of you have been faithfully checking in with me everyday (Thank you!) I have been busy sewing together all my HST and the other portion of my Jubilee quilt. I have now finished all 56 blocks.
The red and yellow fabrics I sewed together and cut out using 1" finished Triangle Paper since I needed over 700 of them. It works really slick! ( It is the same paper I used in this little project that I tried last month. By the way, for those of you who have been following along, I did end up mixing in about one third of those blocks with the 19 blocks that I needed to finish this quilt.)
Here are all the red/yellow HST with the paper taken off and waiting to be pressed. I think this is about 730 of them.
These pictures show my strips of squares waiting to be sewn to the quilt blocks. This is after I had taken apart and resewn ALL the strips that go across the top of the blocks because I had the triangles oriented the wrong way. To look at this quilt it looks like you can just flip the strips and the triangles will be going the correct way, but noooooo, someone had to make this tricky!!! :)
And here is a portion of the blocks on my design floor (I don't have a design wall!). I hope to sew them together today and add the border soon after.
And here is a portion of the antique quilt that I am replicating:
Hopefully I will have the borders on by next week and can show you more. Stay tuned. :)
My husband is home this week on vacation and he just commented to me about how long it was taking me to write this post, "What are you doing writing 'War and Peace'? I'm going to have to start calling you Tolstoy, I guess." Hardy, har, har. Mr. Smartypants. ;)
Here is his website if you would like to see what he does with his free time. He is in the Top 100 Ukulele Websites. Click here to go to his website - he goes by Ukester Brown.
Have a wonderful day!