So I was going through my previous posts and realized that while I have talked about Rubies, Diamonds and Garnets I don't think I have actually really posted any pictures! How terrible!!! I have drastically changed how I am going to put this quilt together because while I love the original layout there is no way I will be able to make all the 1" half square triangles needed (approximately 1600+ of them) and get it in to be quilted in time for the beginning of December. So change of plans and re-draft the quilt layout and away we go! Now I should be done by the end of the month! That will leave the quilter about 2 months to get it done (just in case she is super busy!) and time for me to bind and wash it :)
|Here are all the blocks I have done. Just one more to go! These are 12 1/2" unfinished|
|These are the fabrics I am using for the sashing, corner stones and borders. Not much of a shot but I promise you will see them better soon!|
As for the rest of today I will hopefully get the sashing finished for Rubies, Diamonds and Garnets and I really want to get another batch of Jam made! I have been really loving the process of making jam. It is so fun and rewarding, I will never be buying jam again, especially since it is so easy to make yourself. I am likely going to make 2-3 more batches before I am done for a little while. While it is a fair amount of jam we have been enjoying putting it on toast and ice cream and I will be putting some aside for Christmas gifts to friends and family! Up next will be strawberry orange, strawberry lemon and possibly an orange grapefruit concoction but we will see!