I made a few more mystery blocks Thursday when my friends C & S came for a sew day.
Late Sunday afternoon I sewed a few of the sashing units and wanted to see how they related to the block.
I decided then and there to put my quilt together in sashed and bordered blocks. That way I wouldn't
have to deal with long skinny sashing strips. I do this a lot when I have this type of pattern.
I make a copy of my printed pattern and mark off my area into segments and label them. Then I label each segment as I finish it. This saves so much time when sewing the segments together.
Here I have sewn on the first of the outer border on this segment (B1-R1).
Now I have the First Block in the First Row all complete with all the borders added.
It's 27" square - only 15 more blocks to go. But when I sew them together my quilt top will be finished - no borders to sew around a large quilt.
What in the world is this?
I bought it at Target Friday for $4.99.
A silicone Iron Mat.
The price is great - saw one somewhere in a quilting catalogue for much, much more
I pinned it to the end of my ironing board so that when I was ironing something big - fabric or quilt top - I could flip it off the ironing board and still be able to find it when I needed it again.
My Oliso Iron got some kind of intestinal problem and spit up all over a quilt block I was pressing.
I didn't bother sending it to the hospital....................
So this is the stand in - so used to not standing the iron - glad I happened to see the silicone mat.
Have to think if I want to invest in another high dollar iron.
I should have said cogitate instead of think.
as I just finished reading "Maud's Line" by Margaret Verble set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1928.