Thursday, February 16, 2012

Just one more block.......

I made 4 more 16 patches and 3 more tiny 16 patches and cut one more square of the large print. I could take the easy way out right now and add one more square of the large print.  But then I could make some more tiny 16 patches like I originally planned.  It is an odd size, 40" x 64" right now.  I might add borders to make it a little larger.  I'm ready to move on now that I know what it looks like.  You know, the attention span of a 4 year old.....
I finished sewing the sample for my crosses class.  I added 4 more rows on after class to make it square, 18" square.  It will make a nice table mat.  It might be fun to add a lot of straight line quilting to this one too.

19 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

"I'm ready to move on now that I know what it looks like. You know, the attention span of a 4 year old....."

This describes me to a "T" only I don't "have" to do the cutting & sewing to get there!

The Calico Cat said...

Dang your word verification is HARD!

Sewing Junkie said...

You make me laugh. They both look great. chris

Jackie said...

Love them both! I think we all, at times, have the attention span of a 4 year old.

*karendianne. said...

Okay you're cracking me up here with the attention span commentary. :) I like that straight line quilting by the way.

NeverBored said...

"attention span of a 4 yr old"... I think it's common among us quilters. Evidence: I'm not the only one with a closet full of UFO's! Your work continues to inspire me.

Needled Mom said...

I can relate to that thought! LOL

Nifty Quilts said...

I think a solid block would be just fine. I'm the same way. Once I know what the quilt will look like, it takes sheer determination to finish it. Lovely crosses!

stitchinpenny said...

I am just about to start a cross quilt, but it is being made from a collection of charm squares my daughter gave me.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Which is why I have Nancy's ADQD button in my sidebar -- Attention Deficit Quilting Disorder -- I absolutely understand!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

p.s. I agree with The Calico Cat -- the new word verification (word with the ink blob) IS hard -- took me three tries to get it right... and I'm wearing my new computer glasses.

Anonymous said...

"Orange juice" ~ What ever you decide to put in the empty space will be perfect I know. Keeps me checking in just to see what you decide.

I agree some straight line stitching on your cross piece will give it a good tailored look for a table mat.

J~MT

p.s. I do not have an 'ink blob' or a scrambled word to type in today ... must be a new format ? ? ? to leave a message ?

Muddling Through said...

I think it's just that we expend all our concentration getting it to the point where we can see it. It's all downhill after that. Sometimes. Unless I mess up. Which I do on an annoyingly frequent basis.

All that aside, both pieces are really pretty. I made a burnt orange last year that turned out pleasing me a lot more than I thought it would and you know I really like your crosses.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

I love your orange quilt, very happy!

Sharon said...

I'm loving your "juicy" orange quilt! I used to hate orange, but it's winning me over the last year or so.

Oh yeah, I've got that Quilter's ADD too. I agree with your statement about the attention span! Again, the bins and bins full of UFO's. *sigh*

Your crosses are great too. I'm always a fan of blues and greens.

Cathi said...

What a fabulously cheerful happy quilt! Makes me want to go buy some orange fabric!

Pat said...

My attention span is like yours. LOL That is why I always have a bunch of half finished stuff for awhile. I just get bored with doing the same thing. Eventually they all get finished. BTW I love the quilt. It's gonna be a nice day today!!!

Connie said...

Your orange quilt is so neat and right in style with the new colors! I still want to make one of your cross quilts, maybe a small one like this would be fun!

Carrie Hampe said...

LOVE your colors picks!
Inspired to mix it up