|Basic triple chain block - 38 done!|
New DIL3, S, said she would like neutrals, but T said green is the new neutral! (It doesn't hurt that that's her favorite color). But I think the colors work well together and we forged ahead and made all the triple chain blocks together, all 38 of them!
Then I came back to Arizona, picking up Mom on the way home. Mom and I worked on cutting and getting ready to sew the alternate blocks. We had a nice time chatting and I cut - then I realized I had cut the base color too narrow!
When we originally bought the beige - a very nice linen looking fabric - I bought 2 yards. When we left T's in Oregon I started thinking I would need more so in Santa Clarita, CA with DIL2, Tf, I went to JoAnn Fabrics there. Lo and Behold we found the exact fabric! I bought another yard, so thought I was good till Mom and I chatted my way into a wrong cut. I know, I know, "measure twice, cut once". Any way - when we took Mom home to So. CA, a 5 hour drive, we stopped in Hemet at a JoAnn's but after much searching I couldn't find the exact fabric.
Now, back in Arizona, I decided to drive the hour or so to JoAnn's in Bullhead and my girlfriend found the right stuff nearly as soon as we started looking! Yay! So I could continue on.
Now it's all laid out with 3 seams to go! Son, C & DIL3, S arrive tomorrow from their home in Ecuador so I'm hoping to have this all together as a taste of what's to come.
Hopefully there will soon be a totally completed quilt to photo shoot for the next blog.