Good Morning Quilters! The plaid squares within plaids blocks are assembled into a quilt top - almost. I have to add the outside borders top, bottom, and both sides (solid red). It is off the floor, and now on the design wall. The cornerstones are four patches of plaids and whites, which goes well with the rest of the quilt. It feels good to have another one near the finish line.
Remember those "orphan plaid blocks" that might have been part of this quilt? I also sewed them into a long strip, and it will be in the middle of the muslin backing for the quilt that I made recently of 6 inch squares of plaids.
The 6 inch squares plaid quilt measures 84 inches by 90 inches and the 12 inch orphan blocks shown above are seven blocks, so they measure 84 inches when sewn together. Just as if it had been planned, right?
Here is another picture of the 84 by 90 inch plaid blocks front of the quilt:
The width of the 12 inch blocks on the back will be the width of two six inch blocks on the front. I found a big piece of muslin in my stash with a note on it saying "backing", and it is the right size for this quilt. I will cut that into two pieces, and put the orphan blocks in the middle. I feel good that this is all working out. It is amazing that it does sometimes because sometimes it doesn't.
Wednesday was Penny Lane's 4th Birthday. We gave her half of a plain donut with several dog treats on the top. She is waiting for our signal that it is ok to dive into it.
This picture was taken less than 30 seconds later:
She enjoyed her birthday cake very much!
Spring is still waiting to happen at our house - it snowed again Sunday morning. But the snow didn't stay, and the birds are chirping away. They are letting us know that spring will be here soon. We are very ready.
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