Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blocks completed!!

Well, I have completed the 25 blocks for the Hobo quilt.  The blocks went together very easily and I was able to use the same fabric from the base blocks for the two 2 1/2 inch connecting blocks.  I'm planning on adding sashing in between the blocks.  My thoughts are brown for the block sashing.  The borders I'm planning now are red and blue.  I'll take the blocks to Viking Sew 'n Quilt at some point next week to select my fabric.  Stay tuned for the finished project.  I'll likely take the quilt top to a long arm quilter to quilt prior to putting the binding on.  I also plan on making a sleeve for it so it can hang in the quilt store on display (if they find it worthy).

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Starting the blocks

Well, I don't think there is anyone out there following me....but maybe one day!  Today, despite a sinus headache I managed to get the remaining 4 blocks appliqued.  Yeah, how it's on to making a pattern (who would have thought that one wasn't included with the embroidery designs) and assembling the blocks.  Here are the first two that I've put together.  Once I get all the blocks completed, I'll figure out what type of sashing and boarders to use.  More later!