Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Progress on Smith Mountain Morning

I am linking up with Heather over at Books And Quilts for Needlework Tuesday.
To date, I have completed the 28 star blocks, 16 blue and 12 brown.
There are a total of 784 pieces in these 28 blocks, so you can see why this quilt is not made overnight!
Currently I am piecing the 28 Courthouse Steps/Log Cabin blocks and I thought they would go faster than the stars but it seems to be taking me longer, there are all those 1.5" squares to sew onto the ends of the strips. In addition I was distracted by my audiobook and mistakenly sewed the squares onto the wrong strips so I had to remove all 116 of them and now I am sewing them onto the correct strips. Argh, that was an hour or more of wasted time! These 28 blocks also have a total of 784 pieces so it really should not take longer than the stars. With any luck these will be finished today and I can begin construction of the top tomorrow.
And now I am off to the gym for an hour or so!

4 comments:

GardenOfDaisies said...

What lovely star blocks!! I feel for you, having to rip out a bunch of seams. That is not fun at all.

Andee said...

So glad to know I am not the only unsewer among us. Your blocks are looking splendid! Can't wait to see it all done!

LynCC said...

Wow!! You've made a lot of progress in the time since you last showed us the project. And yeah. . . that picking-out time is no fun!

Heather said...

Great colour combination, I haven't seen the deeper blue and browns together.