Quilt top #2 is done!!!! So far, I have not basted or quilted #1 since I am in need of batting. A's truck was in the shop and he has been using The Dr's truck, which means that The Dr was using my car. Of course not having a car could be the reason that I am doing these quickly.
Top one was fairly easy to quilt and having a Sizzix cut the strips and squares made it even easier. I used 2.5 inch squares. The square die was used to cut from smaller scraps and the strip from larger ones. Easy peasy. I did get the design from this website. Her's is a little more scrappy and my technique is a little different. She made a 9patch and I made the center row a solid strip. I also used the same fabric for each cross.
I was able to do 3 rows a day. That included cutting and sewing, and housework and dinner making thrown in. Here is the progress
Here are the two sample blocks that I did to make sure that the design was pleasing to the eye.
Then I made my first row. I did send each of these pictures to my mom for her "approval"...gotta have mom tell you it looks beautiful!!!
Then the 3rd row. I think this was the point where I decided that I really liked it....
It was at this point that I wasn't so sure about giving it away... it is a gift and I really think I want to keep it..LOL
Here it is with the last row on, and I am considering making another...
I haven't decided on a border yet, but I think I like the grey. It's enough to frame it without blending in or overpowering it.
And because I think she is cute, here is a little blond haired, blue eyed farm girl (with a slight attitude)