Thursday, July 3, 2014

4 blocks done for the 4th

You may recall that I made 4 of these blocks back in April.  Well I hadn't done anything with them for the last two months, just moving them around from one surface to another, trying not to commit them to that black hole of a cupboard in my sewing room.
I had a few loose plans in mind (another black hole), maybe some place mats or pillows, then dreams of a bigger medallion type quilt emerged, surrounded by flying geese blocks and different colored borders, kind of Gwen Marston like. 
Meh.  Nothing moved me into action.  Enough all ready.  Just sew the darn things together and be done with it.
I did, however, piece the binding and put a little effort into the back.
I machine quilted it with a variegated thread.  Not too sure if I would use it again, especially on a white background, but it's done and that's the best part really.  It's just done.

This holiday weekend, I plan on having at least one or two meals out on that picnic table you see up there.  It's going to be hot, but a pot of homemade chili poured onto a pan of these with some fresh corn sounds very 4th of July to me. 
 Have a great weekend!

Block pattern: X marks the spot, by Sew crafty Jess
Fabric: Cameo by Amy Butler


  1. I would never put chili on that gorgeous quilted table cover, it is way too beautiful. Enjoy your fourth.

  2. .....and the finish is darling! Better than another UFO right?

  3. It's beautiful.....I've far too many things in my craft cupboard just waiting to be done! Have a great holiday weekend :) x

  4. And wonderful finish for a perfect celebration! Happy 4th of July to you!

  5. the first thing I was thinking of is that chilly makes stains, so you better be careful not to ruin the pretty thing during its first use!

  6. Beautiful quilt Lynne, that lovely fabric really stands out against the white.
    Hope you had a Happy 4th July celebration, food sounds yum!
    Gill xx

  7. That sounds like a perfect Fourth to me. :)


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