I completed part 4 of the America The Beautiful quilt designed by Lynn Lister and published in McCall's Quilting.
This time around we made the school house. rail fences and checkerboard strips.
The only thing left are three houses and more decorative fillers. I hope sewing all of these very different sized blocks is going to be a smooth process.
This quilt design is one of the types of quilts that I wanted to make when I began to quilt because it evokes life. That's one of the reasons I love the log cabin block and some of the other traditional blocks. There is something alive behind the design and that is what I love about it.. And to me it's also what is fun about quilting. I'm not telling you anything new. I'm sure you feel what I feel when those very sweet Christmas quilts come out with images that just go straight to our hearts. I love them and want to make every one.
Speaking of Christmas quilts, I got the fabric and made the backing for my Christmas Wreath Quilt. I had some of the squares left over from the design, and also some of the smaller fabric pieces.
I made one crazy scrap block, fast becoming one of my favorite blocks, and sewed a strip to be the connector between the two main fabric pieces. One benefit is that one square is cream and will be the quilt label. Carrie Nelson in her book Schnibbles Times Two tells how she makes the label a part of the backing and it is then quilted onto the quilt. For someone like me who is bad about labeling her quilts that makes it so much easier.
God Bless You and all you do.