Last week, I had started making some HST blocks in navy, forest green and burgundy with tan as the light half of each HST. At that time, I had thought I would need over 100 units to make the quilt I was making. Turns out, I need 225 to make the quilt 15 by 15 units. I churned out the 225 units early in the week and started playing with them. There are many possibilities for quilt designs with HST's but I decided to make zigzags. The first 5 rows are sewn together and the part that's missing in this picture is under the sewing machine foot! All those seams shrink up the rows by quite a bit. This is the first quadrant of the quilt.
The second section goes to the right of the one above and I sewed it two days ago.
You may have noticed that the quilt top is going to be 14 by 14 units--I needed the zigzags to end "down" on both sides of the quilt so I needed an even number of units across the quilt top to make this happen. The extra HST's will be pieced into the back of the quilt. I will be using up my scraps and hunks and chunks of green fabrics to make a pieced backing. This quilt is a gift, made in colours that they will like. The colours in the first picture are more true to what they look like in daylight. With any luck, the top will be finished in the next couple of days and I can get to work on the back. My sewing machine will be back from repair early next week so I will be able to quilt it soon too.
I also worked on my knitting project this week, getting the first section of cables done. There are two types of cables in this project. I hope to get another section done tomorrow for my slow Sunday stitching project. These double pointed bamboo needles are working well. The stitches do not slide off by accident!
Finn made himself a lovely nest of quilts one night this week and promptly curled up in a ball on top and went to sleep
My daughter did some cross stitch this week. I see a boat and the beginnings of some buildings. I guessed Dubrovnik, Croatia and I was right!
My husband and I went blueberry picking this week. We froze some, saved some for eating fresh and made blueberry scones for breakfast one morning. So yummy!
We stopped for a picnic lunch and a short hike on our way home at John E. Pearce Provincial Park.
I will link up with Kathy and the slow Sunday stitchers in the morning as well as the RSC folks since I used up lots of navy blue scraps this week.