This is the last block of Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Quilt Block of the Week project for 2011. It’s #53 Union Shield.
I’ve auditioned several different sashing fabrics and border fabrics. These are just a few of them:
I’ve decided on the solid blue sashing strips and the blue Civil War Chronicles border as seen in the first picture on the right. I’ve got to buy more of the Centennial Solids blue to complete the sashing and have ordered additional CW Chronicles fabric for the border and binding.
On The Quilt Show friendship triangles quilt, I tried several different fabrics as borders.
and I’ve decided on the second one with the floral outer border and that dark same blue for the inner border. Fortunately I don’t have to buy any more fabric to finish this one so I will tackle finishing it first.
I’m also working on the Temecula Quilt Company’s 12 Days of Christmas quilt and we are to day 10. Here are the last five 3 1/2” blocks I’ve finished.
Working with such small pieces of fabric – the nine patch pieces are all 1 1/4” square – can be a challenge. To improve my accuracy, I slowed my sewing machine speed way down and I am pressing all the seams open. I’m having so much fun!!!!! And so is Ranger,
Sleeping all day long in “his” dining room chair when his Papi (my Sweetie) isn’t using it. He’s not living up to the “Rowdy” part of his name “Rowdy Ranger” much these days although every once in a while he’ll go crazy and zip around the house and out of his pet door to his screened-in patio like a cheetah. Wish I had that much energy.
Oh well . . .