Does this look familiar?? Any idea what I've decided to work on?? Maybe the second picture will help!
I started out using the companion ruler and then realized that I have an Accuquilt die (that I'd never opened) so BOOM!! I cut a bunch of strips and rolled that baby over the die and VOILA... I even got the kids to help!~
Quarter square triangles sewn into rectangles = Bonnie's leader/ender project from a few years ago. Suits me just fine now... Here is the link:
Then I figured as long as I was cutting strips, I might as well pull out a very old UFO, but it's been so long, I can't even remember how it was supposed to look. I know that I was making 25-patches of green and pink! Since I was cutting pinks and greens, I just cut some smaller strips (these finish at 1")~! Any suggestions? I've made a couple of quilts using 25-patches with a sashing in between. I guess could do that, but these are small blocks!
I did get most of the next border done on my Mount Mellick DiFord quilt... have started working on the corners, which consist of 4 little hexies appliquéd onto a background. Sadly I cut the backgrounds too small. UGH... And these hexies are REALLY tiny. They are the same as the corners of the center, a theme that gets repeated throughout the quilt. You may notice that my side borders are a little short! Claire suggested I take out some of the seams from the triangles, which I may wind up doing... GRRRR.
Tomorrow is Halloween and whereas my grandkids used to come to our house to go trick or treating, they're now staying in SF and going around there. My grandson, Ryan (7) always wants ME to be there for his school's parade so I'm headed up to SF for a half hour parade! Oh well. I'm listening to a good book on tape.
Here are my 4 grandkids this weekend, helping me wash my car. The weather was gorgeous. Little Eli will be a year in 3 weeks and he is already walking! The driveway's slant makes it hard for him to do it by himself so his mom is helping him. I bought three brushes for the kids at Harbor Freight so they each have their own to scrub away on our cars. Something they definitely don't do in SF! Oh and walking around barefoot is another activity they enjoy at my house.