Happy Thursday to all! For those of you that have jobs outside the home, it's almost Friday! I well remember the days of waiting for Friday afternoon to arrive so that the weekend would get here. I have been retired for almost ten months. The joy of not having to get up and get to work by 8 AM is still an excitement. Only thing is, there still aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish all that I want to do.
I am posting a picture of all my Civil War blocks in a group as requested. When I first found out that a request was made for the Sew Many Blocks group members to do this, I was in a panic. I thought that I only had four blocks to show. Then I found a fifth that had fallen to the floor. Still not enough when I saw some members having made so many. I got a later start on the project than some but still should have accomplished more. I also started with harder blocks which are slower to make up. I decided I needed to have seven to show. Where I came up with that magical number, I don't know. So I switched to making some easier blocks and made the two. Still not enough. I should have two rows of four each. Then the two rows did not seem to be enough. I could have three rows of three each if I made one more block. Well, you get the picture. Once you get going, it's hard to stop. I ended up with eighteen for the photo. It helps to have them all displayed together where you can see them. It gives me an idea of whether I am using too much of one color or too many darks, etc. I am looking forward to visiting the different blogs to see everyone's blocks.
The next quilt was also done as a shop sample for Carol (Brown Quilts). Carol is retired now but her shop was a favorite of mine. Her whole shop was my style of fabrics and patterns. I was sad to see her close the shop but everyone deserves to retire when the time comes. The pattern is "Country Crossroads" and is a Jo Morton pattern. The quilt was made in 2000. It is machine pieced and hand quilted.