Friday, October 3, 2008

I have one

I need 19 more! We made one square in class last night and I have two weeks to get the other 19 made. (we don't have a class next week) I do have Bertha out of her traveling case and set up, but haven't had time to sew any yet today. Not a good headache day, plus errands - which included the pharmacy - and now I'm trying to get this post in while cooking dinner.

Once I get all the squares made, I have to decide which way I want them to go. What do you think? Red squares on each side,

or top and bottom? I may have to get a few more made and lay them out to decide. (it really is square - the picture makes it look like it isn't, but I've put a ruler to it - several times!)


Linda said...

Tina, your block looks great! I'm with you, make a few more then lay them out to get a better idea of the look you want.

I think the little yellow house is a perfect ornie for you to stitch. There are so many neat ones...I haven't decided which one to do...but I think Let It Snow by CCN or maybe the BB Design. Have a good weekend...hugs, Linda

nikkicrumpet said...

I like the red squares on each side...feels more balanced! It sure is gonna be pretty!!!

LoneStar said...

Hi Tina,

I admire anyone who quilts! I tried and didn't care for it, but I LOVE to look at quilts.

I like the red squares on the top and bottom myself.

I'll look forward to seeing your finished quilt.

Lisa (Texan)

karenv said...

Beautiful square! I think the red top and bottom looks best, but I agree that it's probably worth making more blocks first before you decide.

Anonymous said...

I am a quilter too. I like the squares on the side..more balanced as someone said.Red on top- it looks a little taller and less square. But..when all put may not make any difference. If it is for a might..but if a will not be lying in any direction anyway. Nice work! Terry in Arlington

Lorilee said...

Hi Tina,
I have finished one quilt in my life! I also took a class. I can't wait to see more. I adore quilts!

The Brenda Blog said...

I notice you did quite a good job matching up those corners. I always had a problem with that. After tearing out far too many seams at the corners and redoing, here's what I came up with. It is a little time-consuming, but worth it to me. I always matched the corners, then hand-stitched them together a few stitches just at the corners where they met with a few stitches to hold them in place. Then I could sew along without thinking about it!

Sonda in OR said...

Oooh! Can't wait to see more! Looks great on the side!

Kathy said...

Your block looks great. Seems like you did a great job. The corners come out perfect. I like the red on the sides, for whatever that is worth.

Keep up the good work.

Margo said...

Very good on the quilting. That is something I know a little bit about. If your squares aren't exactly the same size, it can be dealt with. Don't get so picky that you don't have fun. Love the 4 patch, looks like you do good work. don't you just love rotary cutting, and strip quilting.

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