It’s Quilt-Cam Night!
And I’m really excited. I’ve been plugging on these string blocks for the borders of my cheddar sampler for what seems like months now.
Truth be told, I haven’t been able to work on them at ALL in between our last Quilt-Cam and tonight….there has been too much else on my plate, so I am eager to finish the last 22 blocks – Yep! 22 more! That’s what I’ve figured I’ll need to go all the way around the border of this quilt.
I love doing these – they are perfect for using up the smallest scraps. As you can tell here, I am sewing with all the strips and strings left from taking men’s shirts and other articles of clothing apart.
Every bit counts!
Tonight since the Supernova Ultra was still set up from piecing a batting this morning, I decided to keep her going to give her a better work out.
When I do string piecing like this, I like to keep an ironing station right at hand.
This last trip, my trusty $10.00 wooden TV tray from Walmart gave up the ghost….it just finally fell apart to years of use, oh believe me – I got more than $10.00 of use out of that thing!
While in Carrollton KY with some free time on my hands, I wandered into THEIR local Walmart to see if I could find one to replace it. They had them in cherry finish, not oak, and I prefer natural wood to fake stuff, so instead I came out with this:
New & Improved! And about $20.00 But I think I’ll use it for other stuff too!
It fits my gifted pressing board perfectly! And the legs are adjustable to many positions.
I’m also really excited about my iron finds while I was gone. I’ve now got 3 identical little Universal travel irons – One for home, One for Quilt Villa, and one to travel! Weeeeee! I hit the jack-pot!
Let’s get going and finish these border blocks!
I just need enough blocks for 3 more sides, one length is already done – for one long side. The red border is attached, the string blocks are not yet.
Ready to sew? Click the screen below to start the feed.