This month's OMG was to get all the Vintage Dress blocks sashed and sewn together. I've been making steady progress on the sashing strips, but it's a time consuming process.
The bottom two rows are sewn together. The framing strips for the third row are under construction. I'll keep plugging away and just see where things are when we reach the end of March. Even if I don't get it all together, I'm really happy with the progress so far.
The colored framing strips for the dress blocks are cut at 1". I've developed quite a pile of residual strips at the cutting table, plus a pile of left over white bits. I don't usually have a problem throwing away small scraps, but these are such nicely cut strips that it seemed a shame to waste them. So I stitched up a couple of strips and had a go at making a 4 patch.
I'm usually not one for stitching mini blocks, but maybe I'll give this a go and just see where it ends up. A 16 patch block would finish at 2", so I'm thinking that may be my final block size. Then I can either frame them or just stitch them together for a mini postage stamp quilt.
While the SIT was sleeping in on Sunday, I took the opportunity work through my pictures from spring break. We visited a tulip farm just outside of Dallas and the flowers were just spectacular. So for those of you who still have snow, just a reminder that spring is coming.
|The SIT picking tulips. Amazing how her jacket matches the flowers. |
For some reason she's developed a fondness for orange
That's it for me this week on the stitching front. I've a business trip tomorrow. Thankfully it's just a down and back to Houston, but it will take all day. I should be able to make up for that lost stitching time on Friday as we are off for Good Friday. Hard to believe that Easter is next weekend!
Linking up with the usual posts:
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall