Woohoo! I have now completed 4 Lucy Boston " Patchwork of the Crosses" blocks and despite the fussy cutting being a bit of a challenge I am actually enjoying the journey. Here are the last 3 I have completed.
While I wait for the mail to bring me the fill in block fabrics and 2 more block kits ,I am briefly on hold. Today I finished hand quilting this little mini which is one of Jenny's stitchery designs. I just made up the borders etc myself. Now all I need to do is find that purple spotty fabric to make the binding. It seems that it has gone walkabout with my comb as I can't find that either!
The day they released the first Splendid Sampler, ( see my side bar), block I immediately went in to my sewing room, cut the fabrics and finished it that evening. This one was so quick and easy.
The 2nd block was released but after cutting all the pieces and making the half square triangles I began to lose interest when I had to cut the half square triangles back to 1 1/2" . Is there a quick way of doing this? I did one but it took heaps of measuring and centreing the ruler cutting eighth inches off until I got it right. Soooooo tedious! Hence that block is sitting in pieces on my cutting mat waiting for my patience to return. Maybe it will come back with my comb and fabric?
The other day I finally managed to start planting my new garden bed. I love geraniums so I planted 3 different ones and put a few ground covers in front of them. This is only about one third of the garden bed but I want to see how these plants survive first.
I hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend. Thanks so much for visiting.