I've sewn together all my blocks. This a quickie to show you how I added the sashing with cornerstones. The little orange block at the end of the strip. Attach and whack off the extra. You don't really expect me to measure all those different block sizes do you?
Here are all the blocks, sashed and cut to the same size (which was the smallest block) of 6 and 1/8". I like measuring on the 1/8" since my ruler has thinner lines there and I find it easier to use. At this point, I was really happy with the blocks.
Not quite as crazy about them after I sewed them together tho. I thought that a narrow sash of an inch here and there would be okay, but looking at it after, no, it would have been better at least a 1/2" bigger. Think it would have given the blocks more space to breath. Since I'm not undoing it, I just gotta learn that lesson for the next time.
I sewed all these blocks together and then added a 1" finished red border fabric to the top and left side. And then it needed something else, so it's surrounded by a 1.5" finished orange border. And that's where the top is right now.
I have a bit of purple that I'd love to use as the border, but not enough of it. I don't want to wait around until I can get some more in the mail, and besides, this hand-dye is the same color, just a tad darker:
This is my "sewing room" by the way. The dining area in what would be called the great room in the states but in Egypt is called the reception. And yes, my design sheet is on the wall where a quilt would normally go, such as the blue and white houses.
Wore my baby Pokey out.
I've had a nasty headache the last few days - it starts in my neck and radiates from there. And lower backache. I'm such an idiot I finally realized why I have it. I ran out of my wonderful anti-inflammatory (Voltaren) last week while I was sick and haven't run to the pharmacy to get more. I've been on the anti-inflammatories of one type or another for almost a year. Stupid knee (it's giving me a twinge now and then but hasn't blown up).
It was so marvelous living without this pain that I'd forgotten about it. Stupid Ankylosing Spondylitis. Even without a definitive diagnosis I so know I have it.
I watched a couple of movies recently. "Red Eye" was okay but I was expecting a lot more suspense since it's directed by Wes Craven. And the stupid woman ran right into the trouble at the end. The other movie was "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" which was enjoyable but I was hoping for much more. Good music and I appreciated the homage to Buckaroo Bonzai in the end credits.