I took my strips and sewed groups of 5 together. That measured out to 10 inches so I cut 10 blocks. I laid it out like this first.
Then I added some 2.5 inch strips of black between them. I still have a little left over so I was able to add 3 more strips to each row.
For the backing I used some swirly blue tone on tone that had aged…..for quite some time. I had it cut into fat quarters so I pieced them together with some black strips.
I did a large stipple quilt with black thread. I had some heavy weight on my quilt checking out the stitching. My dad was reading a book with Bella in his room so I took Simon in to him. No problem moving that fabric now!
I didn’t have enough black solid or Eerie Alley for the binding but I had this black stripe and it worked perfectly. I cut 2.5 inch strips of binding and sewed it to the back side of the quilt, folded it to the front and stitched it down. The quilt is 37 x 50 after being washed.
While I was outside taking pictures this boat came by heading down river. It is probably heading south for the winter.
There is a good chance that it isn’t the owners, many times they hire someone to take the boats south.
The weather is beautiful so we are going to take a road-trip to enjoy the leaves for the day. Builder Bob is waiting patiently for me to finish writing this. Do you think I will find any quilt stores………?