1) Well! I finished my cross string blocks quilt. Yippee! Officially off the work in progress list and on the finished quilt list. I was inspired by a quilt from the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival and used a bunch of scraps to make this summer time quilt. I really do like it. I hung it up on the wood shed for this photo op. The nice thing about the wood shed is that I can go inside and get a from the back quilt shot. Fun! So what can I say about this? Quilted with Aurifil 50 wt in white. I followed the diagonal white strips in the blocks and quilted straight lines 1/4" out from the seam lines. Using my hera marker, I marked lines extending right out through the borders too. So the quilting lines follow the diagonal clear across the quilt in both directions.
I used a few extra blocks on the back as well as a blue floral from my stash and a little bit of the green from the borders. . It works.
2) I also finished my Stash Mini. So that is off the list. This is what summer holidays does for me! Lots of finishes!
3) And I am making steady progress on the Gemstones quilt in progress.
Can it be true? Only one work in progress??? I will have to do something about that!
Linking up with work in progress Wednesday!
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