Here are some of my blocks for Hope Strings Eternal. I just pieced and then pieced more once I decided I was going to make it a lap quilt. I made more than I need for this quilt, so will get to have leftovers to play with. I'm surprised at how readable it is with these four patches all placed directly together (I'd have thought it would need sashing or something to work) but maybe that's because I already know what it says...
This is the layout I'm thinking about and of course I'm four string blocks short. I thought I'd have loads of extras of these blocks too, but no such luck.
I like having the half string blocks go on around the outside. How does it look to you? Too much? I'll then put on a narrow inner border and a wider outer border. I like my lap quilts large so that they come up to your chin and tuck underneath your feet.
Bemused Jan noted that Bloglines isn't working properly lately. Gack, she's right. J.M.B Mommy has been updating and I didn't get the notification. Eek, go take a look at the fun Jessica had at the Sisters show - think Gwen and Freddy.
Speaking of whom, you can win a copy of Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran's latest book, Gwen and Freddy Collaborate Again, over at Michelle's blog With Heart and Hands. Go here to enter. Even if you don't need a copy of the book, take time to leave a comment to show your support of these authors and this book.
Michelle says: This is our opportunity to show the power and influence of blogs and bloggers in the world of information and marketing potential...not only to those who read here, but to Freddy and Gwen, themselves!
And yet more and more photos from Sisters, this time from Sue Spargo. Will people never stop posting the wondrousness of this past show? Rubbing salt in my wounds for not going...
Enough whining about that. I've been getting so much quilting done because the Tour de France is on. I'm so sad for Lance that he's "only" in third but at least Contador won the time trial to prove that he really is strongest this year. Tomorrow should be exciting though. Fingers crossed for Lance. So funny to hear the commentators talk about how old Lance is at 37. harumph.