Sunday, September 28, 2008

Derek's Storm at Sea progress...

Here are the "red blocks" that I mentioned the other day. I was able to wrap these up last Monday and an hour here-n-there during the week. I was actually quite impressed how well the points matched up----I had never done a square-in-a-square before.




This morning, I didn't really have any ambition to work on finishing up the sashing blocks. IN FACT, I printed out My Blue Heaven (NOT Bonnie's MBH) and was going to start cutting blue fabric for Isaac's C'mas gift (son of a friend.) HOWEVER, my conscience kept saying...."don't start YET another project until you finish another......" So, as you can see, I actually DID finish up all the sashing blocks and laid out everything on the downstairs carpet. The sashing squares are about 1/3 done. All the fabric is cut, and the inner square is sewn to the first outer square. They are square-in-a-square also, only MUCH smaller, obviously.

I came upstairs about an hour ago; I just wanted to put my feet up again and was getting a bit tired of sewing. So, rather than beating a dead horse, I just called it quits. DH isn't home yet with the girls, but I expect them soon. Perhaps I'll head back down after the girls are in bed tonight with hopes of finishing up the sashing squares.

Happy Sunday!

7 comments:

Julie said...

The Storm at Sea is a beautiful pattern and yours is great. I will bet that you will finish those sashing squares tonight!
I, on the other hand, have had such a sinus headache due to allergies (don't know to what) that I took a long nap and didn't get much done.

scraphappy said...

I can see now what all the fussy cutting was about -- it looks great! The colors are terrific. I'm sure you'll finish up the corner stones in no time flat. Are you quilting this one in sections as well? I bet it will be a lot easier with a straight set.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

your quilt is going to be beautiful. I have alwasy wanted to try this pattern. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Amanda said...

Your square-in-a-square blocks are very impressive and the whole thing is going to look lovely by the looks of things. How many quilts are you planning to make for Christmas - if you're extending out to the sons of friends it must be a heck of a lot!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous.

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt! Great job!!

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt! Great job!!