I made a lot of good progress this week in the way of sewing and actually managed to finish up the top to my Sunny Trails quilt. I really like this pattern and I'm a little disappointed that it's only baby size. I don't know how I missed that when I decided to make this way back in 2011 but I guess now I have another baby quilt that will be finished and waiting should someone I know decide to have a little girl.
A few things about this pattern that aren't deal breakers but good to know. The blocks actually rotate direction every other one but this isn't spelled out in the directions. So if you are using a directional print like the text prints in the Sunkissed line I used you could end up with words going every other way. Lucky for me I'm not the most patient person so I tried laying out my first row once I had four blocks made and saw the error. So I made 10 blocks one way and 10 blocks the other so that the top went together nicely. There are photos of both blocks in the pattern but if you don't catch it you could wind up in trouble.
|This was right after it was hung so I still have a lot |
more treasures to fill it in
In other news the hubs helped me hang up the shelf in my sewing room. It's hard to tell that it is a beautiful shade of pale aqua in the photos but I love it. It gives me a place to put my quilting books and some gifts from some of my sewing friends. I want to hang up a photo or two but it really does add so much to the space.
I was having a little too much fun on PicMonkey this week trying out the new Halloween effects and since I won't be back from Canada until the day before Halloween I thought I would go ahead and share my Zombie photo. Besides Walking Dead is coming back this Sunday and its a favorite show for both the hubs and me so it seemed like a appropriate.
|No we aren't really gray and covered in blood.|
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