Saturday, December 1, 2007

Shhhh.... don't tell Lori...

...but I've made another block (correctly!) today. :-)

(Today's sleet and freezing rain has reconfigured the events of the day... which means a Free Day with No Specific Plans! Hurrah!)

This photo shows the seven blocks we had after leaving our last, and final, quilt class. It's looking pretty good, isn't it? Each finished block is 12" square. There are enough blocks to sew one strip of seven blocks together. To make the finished quilt, we will be sewing six strips, of seven blocks each, together and adding three borders, around each of the four sides, of different fabrics and widths prior to making the "sandwich" of the sewn quilt top, batting (inside layer), and backing (the underside of the quilt). Then it will be hand quilted by Lori and me and perhaps a few other quilting friends. The final step is to add the binding.

Okay! Here are our 8 (eight!) quilt blocks. What do you think, now? I arranged them this way to be able to better appreciate the over all design of the finished quilt. Be watching for a few variances.

The overall design will remain the same, but details will vary because we are using coordinating fabric scraps that remind us of Christmas. At this point, the scraps we've used have created 8 blocks. We will soon be incorporating those coordinating fabrics into other blocks. It should be fun!

Well... maybe we could tell Lori, after all.