I recently got a pattern from Highway 10 Designs, called ‘Washboard Road’. I cut all the pieces for the throw size yesterday and started sewing them together. It uses a jelly roll and 3 1/4 yards of background, I had a jelly roll of solid teal shades and enough plain vanilla white to do this. The hard part will be getting the blocks to play nicely together. I am planning on an ombre sort of look, fading from light to dark.
The Newcastle Bouquet cross stitch marathon is continuing. I am not going to finish it before Sunday, but I feel like I have made progress. I am starting the Changed World SAL on August 1, so I will have two projects going at once. I would rather not do this, because I know I’ll end up with a UFO. It is a slippery slope with quilting, and I didn’t want to start back in with the cross stitchery. Changed World is a smaller piece, finished size is 9″ x 14″, while Newcastle is a bit bigger at 17″ x 10″. Also NB is on 40 count linen, while CW is 36 count. I am going to stitch CW in a hoop, so NB will stay on the frame, switching between them won’t be too difficult as I will still need the magnifier to stitch.
I was out shopping last week in a neighboring town/city, and parked in front of their local Goodwill store. Once I got my errand done, I figured I would go in to check out any frames that may work for cross stitch. They had a bunch of framed “art”, and I found one that may work so I went to up to pay for it. While standing in line I noticed a woman ahead of me holding two Omni-grid rulers. I asked her where she found them and she said in the back area, and that there was one left. I went back and looked, and there were two, a 12 ½ inch square and a 21″ x 8″, they were marked 4.99 and 6.99, woohoo! score! I hope the person who donated them knows they went to two people who appreciate them.
Going to try to get another row of quilting done today, small goals. I really like the way this is stitching out on my Chickadee quilt so far. I have enough room on the backing to add this table runner I “whipped up” this past weekend. I want to do some ruler work on it. Another Quick Curve Ruler project called Summer Citrus from the book ‘One Wonderful Curve’.
Off to sew a bunch of tiny X’s.