Since I am on a roll with finishing 1 UFO (hahaha) I have been working on a few more including Anita’s Arrowhead which is a free pattern from Quiltmaker.com. Can’t remember when I started it, but I had all the blocks done and they were waiting to get trimmed:
I used a layer cake, but it’s too long ago, can’t remember which one 🙂 I had to trim them down to 12″ and the easiest way to do this, of course is with a rotating cutting board and nice big square ruler:
Didn’t take long till I had a lovely pile of blocks ready to sew together:
What did take time was arranging them on floor of Nora’s shop…
I don’t know about you, but in these situations, every block I move seems to be in the wrong place… but I eventually had to stop shuffling around and stuck with the layout above. When I sew blocks together like this, I still like to chain sew, so I stack them up in a pile going from top to bottom until I have them all in little stacks:
Then I take them IN ORDER (try not to drop them along the way 🙂 ) to my sewing machine and chain sew them together. I’m sure there are lots of you out there that do the same thing… makes it so much easier I think.
Final top all put together and kindly held up for the photo by DH:
The toes of his socks match… and I vacuumed and mopped the floors just before the next sand storm hit ….
Of course I had to buy batting and backing which kind of annoys me because I’ve got it all at back in Oz, but oh well. I could take the top back to Oz when I go one day, but I want to finish it and have it here, so I will start working on layering it in the next few days.
It’s is weekend here now (Friday and Saturday is weekend here, not Saturday and Sunday). Still getting used to that again. I am hoping to work on some more UFOs this weekend… what about you? What are your weekend plans?
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