First things first. Here is the design wall this morning. The tiny triangles are still there. I hope to get the additional blocks done sometime this week, so I wanted to leave it in place. I took down the extra Easy Street blocks. They have gone into the think tank – AKA the orphan block pile. I’ll get back to them at some unspecified time in the future. In their place are some of the blocks for Bedford Beauty. I have five (woo-hoo, only five!!) blocks to be quilted and trimmed. All the rest are ready for assembling.


While I’ve been doing the quilting on the blocks, I’ve been thinking. (I know, I know – always a dangerous thing!) These blocks are 12 1/4″ square. Yes, that’s an odd size. Apparently I wasn’t as accurate as Bonnie is and my squares were slightly off. They should be 12 1/2″ and then when sewn together, they would finish at 12″. It doesn’t really matter because I am putting these together with the quilt-as-you-go method. As long as they are all the SAME size, they will all work together.

Anyway, I have 42 blocks, which means I will have a 6 x 7 layout. So my quilt top will measure 73.5″ x 85.75″ That just isn’t going to be quite big enough to fit my queen size bed. Which means that I need to come up with a border idea. Here is what I am thinking – I’ll have a narrow inner border of the golden yellow and then set blue and cream foursies on point for an outer border. I’m not sure if I want to use the greens as the setting triangles for the foursies, or just cream.

I’ll have to do some trying out, which is why I left some space on the outside edges of the design wall. I’ll keep you posted on the border idea.

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Now, to answer the questions about What the Heck Friday’s project! Everyone seemed to think I was going to be working on a walker bag for mom, apparently because that is what I had been talking about in previous posts. And I know that I had said that the walker bag was the next project. But don’t y’all know by now that my mind jumps from one idea to the next in the blink of an eye!?! Jeanine did realize that mom had asked for a “patriotic” walker bag and the supplies I had laid out were certainly not “patriotic”. And Bev’s idea to add a picture of George Clooney to the walker bag seemed to be universally liked! But that was not what I was working on. Here is a photo of the finished product.


Still not sure what this is? Well, here’s another photo to give you a better idea.


I made a wrist cuff to wear while we went out Friday evening. I’ve been wanting to make one for some time – ever since I saw something similar in one of my craft magazines (it’s either Quilting Arts or Cloth, Paper, Scissors but I have no idea which one or which issue!) Since the cafe that we were going to has a sort-of “hippie vibe” I thought a wrist cuff would be a fun thing to wear. I’m pleased with the way it turned out. I just let loose and added things to it until it seemed to be finished. And, of course, it had to have my signature peace sign!

I have to go work for my other boss today, so I better get ready for that.