Snow came to visit again today...
and it sure is a beautiful 4 to 6 inches!
I think it's a very nice way to welcome 2014,
and nice that I didn't have to go out and drive in it.
Nicer still that I could stay in and do some more hand stitchin'.
I have started stitching in my
for my Lucy Boston blocks!
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Lucy Boston - Patchwork of the Crosses
with 'connecting squares'.
I'm using a steel-y blue/grey fabric
that is Quilters Linen by Robert Kauffman
(yes, that's my own personal OCD - counting)
16 - one inch squares needed per Lucy block.
My mind breaks it down to 4 each
for the top and left sides of each block,
plus 2 for each of the four corners...
so that when all the blocks are done in this manner
they will abut nicely!So, that's about 1000 - little 1 inch squares
when you add in the final right and bottom sides.
I took the finished, muslin-bordered blocks and put them out across my bed, and just as I have been thinking, it will take 8 rows of 7 blocks each - for the total of 56 blocks.
So my 2013 goal of
one LUCY block a week
netted me 52 blocks,
and has me right where I thought I'd be
as I welcomed in 2014!!(The remaining 4 blocks needed
I will make after
I mock-position my finished blocks
to see if I need to "fill-in" a missing color way.)
So, that's my plan :)
And, now that I've counted all those one inch squares needed,
I'm wondering why I haven't been doing some of them all along...
Back to stitching (and counting :)
Hope you are having time to stitch in the New year, also!