Monday, July 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday 07/18/16

My sister came over to sew on Saturday, and she made the wall hanging shown above.  She had a pattern out of an old magazine, and so we raided my fabric stash and then she got right to work.  We even had time to run out to the fabric store to get the ric rac.  Very cute.  I haven't finished anything worth showing this week.  I spent my time on Saturday cutting pieces for the chain blocks in the Crossroads quilt along quilt.  There are 18 chain blocks so it will take a little time.  If I were using yardage or the kit, it would go much faster because you can strip piece the block parts, but I am using scraps, which take a lot longer to cut out.  It's not difficult, though, so once I get all of the pieces cut, I can go to town on the blocks.  I'm looking forward to having all of the blocks done.

I also got some embroidery floss so I can add the final touches to my Farm Girl Vintage quilt blocks.  I am noticing that embroidery is starting to get very popular again.  There are a lot of new patterns and sew alongs that involve embroidery.  Now that I finally have proper glasses, I can do some hand work much easier.

Hopefully next week I'll have at least one Crossroads chain block finished!

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone is working on today. Also linking up with Quilt Story and Let's Bee Social later this week.


Rachel said...

Such a cute block! I like the Popsicle tree! Good luck on your blocks!

Alycia said...

What a cute block - and the colors are so fun!!!