Progress is being made on the St. Paul blocks! I decided to give chain piecing a go with these blocks as that always works up very quickly, piecing them in the diagonal segments first. I will fuss with the set-in seams at the end. ha ha That's me, saving the best for last.
St. Paul block progress
It took some time, but really, this part is going together very well. I always have to wonder about my color scheme while I'm in the (sewing) moment, but really, how could I not love my antique looking cream/black print? And oldish looking blues with orange, old golds and cheddar? Yum. A quilt with these colors has been on my list for years and years.
More piecing progress!
It's funny how you don't even know something exists and then once you realize, you see it everywhere. I was browsing through Quilter Blogs.com the other day and stumbled on this post. She calls this block the 'Lady of the Lake' block and references another old name it's known by as 'Galahad's Shield'. Like I said in a previous post, I found my pattern in an old quilt book, but you can also find it online at Quilters Cache. They suggest paper piecing it over there which of course I always avoid like the plague.*wink
The old ironing board cover
On a completely different note, I finally decided enough was enough. Time to do something about my nasty ironing board cover which seemed to be getting worse every second of the day. In my defense, I've been looking for a plain old muslin ironing board cover for months. And no, I didn't want to spend my precious quilting time sewing one. Do I seem that ambitious? lol
The new improved ironing board cover
Nor did I want a flashy ironing board cover either! Plain Jane suits me just fine when it comes to things like this. So very convenient to find this one at Crate & Barrel with free shipping. Not muslin, but still kinda vintage looking in it's own way. Now why didn't I think to look on the Net in the first place is what I want to know?