Anyone doing Farmhouse Christmas with Denise and me? You’re probably seeing our pictures and wishing you were doing this too, right? You can go to the designer’s website and see different ways for finishing as individual pillows/smalls/ornaments.
These little squares are quick to do. I’m only working on them on weekends and if I put my mind to it, I could probably get the entire square done in one weekend so if you’re thinking about doing it, it will be an easy finish in time for Christmas.
The inner borders are done for the next two squares. I had totally finished the third border and was so happy it matched up. I stood back and said . . I think it’s too close to the second square! It was. There are six squares left between the first and second square and only five between the second and third square. With this being 30 count linen, that would be 1/30th of an inch, right? I’m so afraid of saying anything math related these days since everything I say seems to be wrong lately. I decided to leave it but then I knew forever it would bother me. I’d have to continue to with the error all the way through the next two rows so I ripped it all out and re-did it. I’m glad I did but what a waste.
Even though I’m only working on this project on weekend, I want to start the top border today because I want to keep the borders going with the squares so I can have this ready for Christmas.
I’m thinking of this as a grid, three across and three down. The first row will be what I call blocks 1 – 3, second row is 4 – 6, third row is 7 – 9. I want to get all the outlines done, then get the outer border done, all while keeping up with doing the blocks each month.
Once I get all the outlines done and the outer borders done, I can take it off the frame, measure it, get the frame orders and then I will be able to frame it and have it ready to hang in time for Christmas. If I wait til October til the last block is finished, then order the frame, I doubt the frame will be here before Christmas, assuming the frame place gets super busy before Christmas.