Friday, August 26, 2011
Progress: Modern Crosses
It's the first week of school and Mama finished a quilt top! Yahoooooo! It's been such a long time. I'm feeling a little rusty and exhilarated all at once.
This is my version of the Modern Crosses pattern from Susan Beal's book, Modern Log Cabin Quilting. I first blogged about it here. I LOVE this pattern. I will definitely be making it again. Maybe reverse the colors next time, or scrappy, or maybe monochromatic, or solids. There are so many possibilities. Susan just showed a pillow version of this block made with Pendleton wool. I really love the way that looks too.
The leftovers are being pieced together for the back. Quilting and binding will follow shortly. I'm trying to decide between simple straight lines and an all over meander. I read somewhere that the denser the quilting, the more durable the quilt. Is there any truth to that? This one is headed to Japan so I want it to be the best it can be. What would you do?
One night this week I was feeling adventurous and sewed up a test block for my upcoming Accuquilt tutorial. Heirloom half square triangles. What'cha think?
Meanwhile, Mr. L is busy working on his letters, and Miss H is happy as a clam gluing glitter and sparkles to construction paper. Win-win-win!!! When I go to pick them up they both get a big huge grin on their faces, run for hugs, and shout, "Mommy!" Then they start chatting excitedly about their day. It's the best feeling ever.
Happy weekend everyone. : )