As I was working on sewing up the purple HSTs into a row for my zigzag quilt, I decided to also see if I could add sashing and cornerstones to the color gradient blocks I made in 2019.
I shared this photo of the blocks earlier this week, laid out on the Kona Aloha I decided on for sashing and borders.
After cutting 2.5 inch sashing strips, and deciding on a darker turquoise solid for the four cornerstones I planned on, you'd think it be a quick project to sew everything together into a small quilt top, right?!
Except that I kept making mistakes, sewing blocks and rows upside down and backwards, and who knows what! I think I wasted about a half of a spool of thread...
Here's how I left the final row of blocks on Thursday afternoon, with the seam ripper, so I'd remember that the first thing I needed to do on Friday was rip that seam out and start over again!
Finally, Friday afternoon, the center of the quilt was completed correctly and strips cut for the borders. Here's how it is looking now.
The borders are just laid out here, not sewn yet, but
that should be easy to accomplish, right?! (wink!)
This will be a small quilt, about 42.5 inches square, but I have an idea for how I'll use it. More on that later!
Friday morning, my family surprised my mom with a Zoom birthday party for her 89th birthday! That was so much fun! All three of my siblings and 5 out of her 6 grandkids were able to join in, and I think she was pretty surprised. I attempted a screen shot, and of course you can never get one where everyone looks good all at the same time, lol!
Just noticed my brother isn't in this one - he was at work
and joined in a little later.
I was so happy we could all do this for her. Usually Mom is here at our house for her birthday (she lives in Arizona), but you know how this year has gone! Not a good idea for a person of her age to travel right now. Fortunately, my sister who also lives down there was able to be with her today.
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