Tuesday, January 15, 2008

On to Step Six!


I've been pretty much house bound the past couple of weeks. My eyes haven't been very good but I have done a lot of cutting fabric and a bit of piecing. Now I am very happy with how my Carolina Crossroads is coming along but it does show how wonky my eyes got...I thought I had only used blue fabric! It wasn't until I took some photos of the 9-patches that I realized I had slipped into the green stacks...Oh well! Colorblind Crossroads may be a better name for it.

My eyes are getting better and I even ventured out to the grocery store today...I mean tried to venture out. The road at the end of the village was flooded so I turned around and went home. Not that I will starve. Besides being slightly chubby (slightly - hah!) I also keep a very well stocked "larder." I could eat for weeks out of my cabinets. It is the cat food that I am worried about...looks like they will get a can of tuna tonight!

Back to the Crossroad project. Had anyone else working on this found themselves with lots of extra 1-1/2 inch squares and other bits? It has nothing to do with the directions...just an overenthusiastic rotary blade. I don't want to toss them but...they are pretty small. Ideas?

15 comments:

Sherry said...

I like the blue & green together. .your block looks really good.

As for the extra bits & bobs. . .you could do a crumb quilt.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Great colors! Even the green.

Tazzie said...

The blue and green look really pretty together, I like them a lot. With the extras, you could make up some more blocks and put together a matching table topper or something? It would be a fun small project.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

hmm, don't think you can blame this one on your eyes - I think it's you. I remember your "red, white, and blue" quilt that was full of green. and yellow. hee hee hee. 1.5" - that's huge! Don't go throwing that away. I hope the flooding recedes really quickly.

atet said...

I like the blue and green combo. And besides, what's green but a bit of blue with some yellow thrown in anyway?

anne bebbington said...

I think the blue and green is a very happy mistake. I reckon the cats will think it's their birthday when you open the tuna :o) Glad you're on the mend - take care

Jeanne said...

I love how your blue and green blocks are looking! It's a happy quilt that makes me smile.

country mouse said...

I really like the look of you block. Green and blue are my favorites. Glad you are feeling better. I know the feeling of needing to get the the store. Our little kitty has been treated to a can of tuna several times. Hope you are able to get out soon.

Andrea said...

I love the blue and green too - it's looking good. I had to back-track on mine today as somehow I am 12 9-patches short. Don't know how it happened - mustn't be able to count right - lol !

Dawn said...

Oh I love them! And I thought you meant to put the green and the blue together like that. I love it! Small projects for small pieces!

Lucy said...

Can't wait to see your's finished

Pam said...

I like your blended colors, too. I like the scrappy look. But I don't see any purple there.

Elaine Adair said...

Great, happy colors.

Marilyn R said...

I love the green and blue in the quilt blocks. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the mystery quilt!

Nettie said...

oooh, I like your color scheme here. Look forward to seeing how it comes together.