Between beautiful fall walks on the farm and sewing on my #1 priority Christmas quilt project, I’ve been awash in color.
The current string quilt project has really decimated my scrap strip drawer (yay), but has created lots of crumbs that I’m saving in order to salvage the 1.5″ squares that are still available (obsessive, I know!)
Mom has been saving me lots of time by performing all of the pressing duties for the string quilt. This queen sized quit is destined for her friend, so I know she wants to be part of the process. Together, we are a string quilt block making machine!
I’ll be adding a 1.5″ white border on the outside of the top, and already we created a piano keys outer border for the finishing touch. I think it will only take a day or two to assemble everything. I haven’t decided yet about the backing. I’ll have to consult with my assistant on that.
I hope Mom’s friend, a lover of riotous color, will be surprised by her Christmas gift and that is will keep her warm while she’s stranded in that nursing home.