Crosses and Losses into the New Year
Last time I posted about my Crosses and Losses blocks, I mentioned I wasn't chain piecing because I was eager to see some finished blocks come together. Well, I'm over that. :) Making a couple of blocks at a time is slow! In fact, the only thing slower is chain UNpiecing (ask me how I know - nothing worse that stitching together a mistake in bulk!)
So yesterday I started chain piecing the bright blocks I had already cut. I now have 18 blocks. I'm planning on cutting out the rest of the brights this morning and then stitching the remaining quilt blocks together all at once.
I'm loving how this quilt is coming together! It's going to be so bright and happy. And I hope everyone isn't over the low volume trend, because I still really enjoy how it looks.
And finally...can I plug my awesome city for a minute? Yesterday I took my kids to my absolute favorite part of living here ~ The Art Institute of Chicago. We try to go a couple times throughout the year (but I'm a member now so we're going to go a lot more!).
It is so, so, so good! They recently had a huge new donation to the Modern wing, so we stopped there first.
Yesterday we made an effort of spend time in areas we haven't seen. We are usually sucked into the 3rd floor of the Modern wing and the Impressionism wing. Not one "new-to-us" room disappointed. Truly one of the best things to see if you ever have the chance to visit Chicago.
My son still wanted to draw everything he saw. My daughter was more interested in taking pictures this time.
I hope you get a chance to visit one day!