Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cross Within a Cross, FNSI Finishes, and a Barn Quilt

Today's block threw me for a loop.  I have taken it apart three times, and I think I am finally at a place where I like it.  The second cross was what was bothering me.  The first two times I did not have the right fabric combinations and it wasn't easy to see the second cross.  This time I can see it clearly.

I think I had just too many fabrics with patterns the first two times.  I don't know that I'm crazy about this one yet, but I definitely like it better than the first two.  It is block number 112 of 366 and it is a 12-inch block.

Last night we traveled by car for five hours to the other side of Wisconsin so my son could participate in a Pine Wood Derby International Race.  We had such a fun time, and five hours in the car on a Friday night with my husband and son made for some great hand stitching time and conversation.  I had some extra hexagons basted so I thought I'd make them into flowers and have them ready to go.  We have had a rough couple of weeks with some medical scares, and it was fun to see a new part of the country while enjoying quality conversation and laughs.  We also discovered that sometimes we need to get away, even if it is only for a few hours.

This morning when we were heading to the race we found a barn quilt...I was so excited and so happy I had my camera in my hand.  We came on it so quickly and we were in such a hurry I had to quick snap a picture.  It was a beautiful morning and the scenery was a amazing.  You'll have to excuse the head rest in the picture, if I try to crop the picture too much it becomes blurry.  I hope your Sunday is relaxing and wonderful and that you can experience some of that special time we did with people you care about!  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen


Anonymous said...

Great flowers and sounds like an ideal FNSI too. Hope those scary times are over now and life moves along at a much better pace for you all.

Roseanne said...

Love your hexie flowers and your block.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your block looks great, I can definitely see the two crosses. The barn photo is lovely, we don't have barns like that in NZ. Hope you are all well, Wendy xx