Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Personal Challenge: Days 2 & 3

Last night was spent cutting squares for these little guys, and it was so worth it!  After work today I could run home and quickly start making my two blocks for Wed and Thurs of this week. 

The Wed block is a Cactus Basket.  I am quite pleased with it. Basket blocks are not always my interest, but for some reason this one makes me happy. 

Thurs (tomorrow) is St Pat's so we will be out celebrating this beautiful country we live in.  So, I made the Thurs block today.  This is a Crosses and Losses block.  I had a small fight with this block as I tried to make the two yellow triangles out of single pieces, but that just would not work out for me
when I assembled it.  I had to go back to two half square triangles and a whole square, but I think it is fine.

The whole time I was fiddling with the block I was thinking about the name.   Why is the called Crosses and Losses?  I am guessing it is a Biblical reference, but I just don't see it. 

Happy days, though.  3 of my 5 blocks completed!  I will take tomorrow off from blogging - we will be too busy celebrating :)  See you again on Fri.

1 comment:

Nonnie said...

Happy Quilting,
I have several of the fabrics you are using... YOU have great taste.

Did you know your blog was picked up by google alert? I found your link in my google alert email today. Added you to my Google Reader... keep up the great work.

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