Happy Valentine’s Day
When you have been married for sixty years, and are a sentimental old lady, Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday. I hope you have a happy day Wednesday!
This week I got the “Two Step” quilt top finished (Yeah!) and tried to get a picture of it, but it is very big. My two nephews who are both almost six foot tall, are holding it up for me, and it is still dragging on the floor. They were holding it up for me during a time out of the Super Bowl game, so it was a quick picture, and back to the game.
Also this week, I put together some signature star blocks that I received at the last Shipshewana retreat. Here is the top before borders are added:
The sample quilt that our group used as an example for this project had a flange between the top and the border. I cut a flange at the same width as the example, which had a tiny flange. It was cut at 3/4 inch and folded in half.. After cutting some strips this width, and practicing, I decided it was too narrow for me to work with. I re-cut more fabric at 1.25 inches wide. When it is folded in half, it will still give a small pop of color, but not so narrow that I can’t sew with it. Here is a picture of my revised folded flange fabric:
Note: I just now read about flanges on the internet, and the instructions advised cutting the strips 1.5 inches wide. If I had read that first, I would have used 1.5 inches - which gives a flange of approximately 1/2 inch finished. Mine will be about 1/3 inch, I guess. Pictures next week. I’ve never used a flange before, but I like how it looks.
And a picture of the proposed flange with the proposed outside border fabric:
I was thinking of a light brown print for the outer border……but searching in my stash, I didn’t find anything suitable. I did find this big piece of yellow, so that is what will be the outer border……more yellow. I like it. The quilt will be couch-curl-up size, so it will be nice for me to have all my friends signatures with me when I am snuggling on the couch.
Here’s a picture of some of our past valentine cards on the mantle. We don’t buy cards for each other anymore; we just pick one out from this collection of our previous cards to re-gift to each other. The messages are still the same. ❤️
What’s up with your design wall? Are you planning anything for Valentine’s Day?
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