Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crossroads to Jericho

Today is Crossroads to Jericho day. Yes, I started it, and, yes, it is finished. As you may remember, I didn't find any historical information about this block, so I can't tell you anything. On to the pictures!

First, I sewed the two strips of squares above, and then I sewed the one below. And now, I'll bet you can guess what happens next!

Yes, it is a nine patch! Surprise! If I were doing a whole quilt worth of these, there would definitely be strip piecing happening here! But I'm not, so there wasn't.

Now we get to the corners. First these two and then the next two.

Yes, the block above is the finished Crossroads to Jericho block. I'm not 100% sure that I like the fabric choice for the dark outside corners, but I don't think it is awful. Or at least not really awful.

This is the last block in the C's. It is also the 25th block I have completed in this project. If you're doing the math, that means I have 95 to go. This project doesn't seem to go as quickly as I would have hoped, but that is probably because I keep doing other things.

Our house is kind of torn up right now because we are having it painted and then getting new carpet in the master bedroom and the living room, foyer, and hall areas. This means that I may not get the next block, Darting Minnows, cut tonight in order to work on it tomorrow. Slowing down even more. Sigh. On the bright side, it is moving us along to making the house our own and moving into the master bedroom for the first time in the 9 1/2 years we've lived in this house. (For those of you who don't know us personally, my mother-in-law lived in the same house with us and has recently moved to an assisted living facility which she loves.)

On the another note, I just looked at the stats and nearly 50 people have visited this blog today! That is a new record for me, although it may not sound like many to other bloggers. (I love looking at the stats. I love seeing that people from other parts of the world, like Pakistan, have looked at my blog. I only wish I were able to write more exciting and interesting things.)

Quilt on!