Sunday, September 4, 2011

Christmas in September

Here's the new string quilt book I mentioned earlier.  I worked on some of the blocks for my project yesterday, but I think I may need to fine tune the placement of darks and lights.  A star is formed when four small blocks are joined.  Here is what I have so far.  These need to be trimmed and will be getting a corner triangle, too.  Notice I changed from green to gold for the star shape.  I'll use the pretty green for the block corners.  I've cut 48 eight-inch foundation squares and a pile of strips ranging from 1 1/4" to 2".  I'm going to need to cut a lot more strips.
Being Sunday, it was sort of a goof-off day.  I finished another action-packed book by Lee Child titled The Hard Way.  I DID find time this afternoon to whip up a couple of Christmas Stockings(!) that will become holiday pattern samples for the quilt shop.

  Tomorrow I'm going to MAKE myself finish the applique border of the star quilt!  Promise. 

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