First a few pics of the top:
|oh so scraptacular|
|Good thing hubby is on call tonight, his spot in the driveway is taken!|
|Car for scale (not for sale)|
Approximately 80" x 100" ish.
448 3" squares in the 16 x 16 square blocks.
224 more 3" squares in the Arkansas crossroad blocks.
The border needed an additional 60 so... my scrap pile looks a bit smaller. That's a total of 732 scrappy squares folks!
I really don't like to waste fabric so when I cut my crossroad blocks I sewed another line of stitches 1/2" from the first one to make a HST instead of throwing away the triangle scraps.
Do you want to see what 284 tiny HSTs looks like???
Maybe If I leave them on the ironing board a little gnome (gnoma?) will press them for me. Also I am taking suggestions on what to actually do with them.
What I especially love about this type of quilt is that it is a catalog of all of the projects I have done the last two years. There are some really special fabrics are in this quilt. Here are a few:
|The little polo patch is actually from my hubby's favorite shirt that he wore until it disintegrated.|
|Math and DNA fabric for the nerd in us all|
|Sweet vintage lamb kisses|
|Soon Rex will be at home on my guest room bed.|
Also I'd like to introduce you to Orbson Wells. He has taken up residence in my grape tomato plants. I know he eats nasty bugs so I am happy to have him around, but I don't think I will be picking tomatoes any time soon.
|Orb spider guards the tomato|