Wednesday, June 19, 2019
I got a few more blocks done. They are not necessarily in the order I'm going to sew them together.
It's looking kind of dark. I wonder if I should put sashing between the blocks. I have some striped yardage that I want to use for a border so I don't want to make it too big or I won't have enough for the border. Decisions, decisions.
I cut out one of the outer pieces wrong and had to sew the fabric together to get a large enough piece for the outside striped green on the left. I don't think it's very noticeable.
I think it might need a narrow applique border too. I'm not used to creating as I go. It's causing a little apprehension because I might not have enough scraps to do what I want. I'm used to cutting out the quilt first and then sewing merrily along because I have the confidence that I've got everything I need to finish it. This is a whole other mind set.
I would probably have more blocks done but I'm working on my hexie project and hand quilting the one on the frames. I love it. I'm immersed in needle and thread.
I'm also working on the family pictures I've inherited. It is extremely time consuming.
I love this picture. My grandmother is the youngest child. She is only eight in this picture. The other sisters are l-r Nellie age 14, Blanche 18, and Murle 16. My great grandmother in this picture didn't become a grandmother until she was 70 when her youngest daughter had children. This is one of the lines in the family that daughtered-out.
Enjoy sewing today,
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