For those of us who have just
finished enjoying a Thanksgiving meal
with family and friends,
I'm thinking many of us might have added a little extra
gravy to our turkey and mashed potatoes.
The extra gravy
was not on my plate this year, but rather, it was
finishing the top I started only last month
with these Lady of the Lake blocks.
The pattern was designed by Jo Morton
for Quiltmania, issue 121.
I had been so faithful to my 17 UFO's in 2017 list
that I needed a diversion.
I loved the design,
I had plenty of fabrics that
would work perfectly, so I opted
to temporarily take a side trail
and see what might happen.
The blocks went together easily
and soon became the center.
At this point, the pattern added the borders,
but it seemed to look unbalanced.
The photo in the magazine had half square triangles
on all four sides.
With a bit more stitching
the extra hst's were added
then the border, which was cut in an unconventional style.
I only had a 3 long pieces of the border fabric left from
a previous project.
With some careful piecing, I had just enough
to frame the quilt.
Finishing this quilt top
seems like a little extra gravy for November.
It wasn't something I had planned on doing,
but it was just what I needed.
(No extra calories involved.)
Until Next Time-