These are the final four blocks (12 ½ ” square) for the BOM “Rubies Diamonds and Garnets too” quilt that I have been working on for the past two years. The sashings are going to take a few more weeks, as they have 24 – 1 inch finished HSTs in each section and there are many of them. I really like the way they look in this design, and yes, they are boring to make, and there are 1700 of them, but the finish is worth it. Besides, I have a bunch of red and white fabric scraps left from the blocks
My machine is still in the shop, it needed some parts, so I have to wait another few days. I have been using my daughter’s Janome Jem gold. Its a cute small machine, makes a nice stitch, and is fine for piecing. I would like to put bindings on two finished quilts though, and I think the quilts weigh more than the machine. I’ll have to do four farmers wife blocks next week too. I might just cut the fabric and get them ready for piecing this weekend.