Friday, March 17, 2017
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'd like to say we are wildly celebrating our Irish heritage today but in reality we are getting ready for a yard sale tomorrow and caring for an ill cat.
We are however having cornbeef and cabbage for dinner and some homemade Irish bread...a little celebration!
I took down another "mystery UFO" box yesterday.
In it was about 34 8-inch blocks that I made during a Barbara Brackman year long block of the week. It must have been at least 4 years ago!
Anyway, I put it up on the design wall and promised myself a quick finish...ya, right...like I do anything quick anymore.
So after an hour of auditioning sashing (a good part of that hour was unearthing my reproduction fabrics that I hadn't used for awhile.)
I decided to go with this blue stripe...which of course has to be fussy cut (back to that nothing quickly thing!)
The cornerstones were necessary since I only had a half yard of the stripe (again, why do it quickly...) I ended up going with a butterscotch cornerstone to keep the attention on the blocks and to keep it from getting too dark.
I figure a couple days of sewing should get this at least to top stage. I have two candidates for borders already. Then it can join the tops hanging in the closet instead of hidden in a box!