Welcome to Treadlestitches!
Preschool is a wonderful thing. Kids learn and grow so much, and full-time babysitting grandmas like me get some mornings free. Guess what I
do with my free time? Quilting, of course! I finally got this little quilt done this week.
Using Preeti's directions, two identical blocks are made at the same time. To me, the blocks look like the gum wrapper paper chains kids made back in the olden days when I was young. So I call the block Gum Wrapper Twist.
(I've created a monster! I can't lay a quilt down without Mr. Snicklefritz lying on it!)
Here's the first quilt, finished in February for the Hands 2 Help quilt drive.
Back in February, I made 50 of these blocks. Half went into the quilt above, and half went into the "some assembly required" box. I got the second set out and finished them this week, setting the colors differently this time.
Preeti's directions are no longer available. Click HERE for my very brief summary of the directions. (You will have to scroll way down the page, sorry.) There are other ways to make the block, of course, but they don't make two at a time.
Edit: Click HERE for Preeti's quilt and a visual overview of how she made her blocks (not exactly a tutorial, but experienced quilters will get the idea).
The back of the new quilt is this colorful arrows print. It also came from the museum sale. I really do use the fabric I buy, it just takes a while. It's fun to figure out what I can use from what I already have.
The quilting is a 2 in. grid, with two rows of serpentine stitch in the border.
These two Crossroads blocks are made of bluish aqua prints, in honor of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month for September. It's an easy block to cut and sew, but harder to make it come out perfectly. (I'm not really there yet.)
Our wonderful library is getting ready for Halloween. My Little Guy looks like he's ready, too, but that's not his costume, just his dinosaur raincoat. He needed it most of this week. Some days it really bucketed down.
Yesterday Little Guy and I took a short walk into the park, even though it was lightly sprinkling. Lots of the maple trees are changing from green to red and yellow and orange. Fall is beautiful here. The weather folks are predicting a warm dry weekend.
I hope the weather is good where you are, and that you have time to do the things you love. Like quilting!
Thanks for reading,
Linking up with:
Alycia at Finished or Not Finished Friday
Sarah at Can I Get A Whoop Whoop
Angela at So Scrappy
Cynthia at Oh Scrap