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Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Very Easy Quilt

 Before you see the easiest quilt ever, these are the Block Head blocks I've made so far.  I'm still using a Moda Scrap Bag, but I did get some yardage for later.  I love these earthy shades.

 This is the easy quilt.  I received a free pattern from an order I placed with Suzzette's Fabrics.  It is just 10 inch squares sewn together with sashing and corner stones.  This is going to Hands2Help.  My jolly bar quilt doesn't meet the size requirements and I don't have any fabric even close to the shades in that quilt, so it's just easier to make another quilt.  I really like this easy quilt. 
This is the most recent Solstice block, Honey Bee.  I've got to sew on the petals, but I'm hoping to get other things done today. 

That's it.  
Have a wonderful week.
God Bless You.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Beginning Blockheads and Solstice Continued

 On the Moda blog, The Cutting Table, a BOW by 6 designers has begun.  I was drawn to it because the people involved tend to make traditional designs and their fabrics are primitive/reproduction types, which I also like.  The first block, Whirlygig, was given by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles.  I had a Moda Scrap Bag to use which worked great because the pieces were 3.5 inches wide, the called for width. I'll see how far I can stretch it.
The 6.5 inch blocks seemed so small to me after making the super sized blocks for Solstice.

This week's block, Jacob's Ladder, is 18.5 inches.  

When I layed out all of my Solstice blocks it looks to me as if I have two quilts going.
I pulled out the darker floral.
What was left looked more harmonious to me.

It's might be too early to be playing around like this, but going forward I'll be choosing blocks for each separate quilt.  I don't think the fabrics work together.

I had a week taking care of a sick person, me, but things are looking up.
Stay well and God Bless!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Jolly Bar Quilt

Fat Quarter Shop sells a pre-cut they call Jolly Bars.  They are 10" by 5" cuts and come with a pattern for using them in a quick quilt.  I also have the book with patterns for using them, and that's where I found this design.  Since Confessions of a Fabric Addict is highlighting star quilts for her Hands2Help event this year, I chose this design and a Jolly Bar pack of Bunny Hill fabrics which I already had. 
 It did go together quickly, but the stars would show better with darker fabric.  
When I quilt it I will work at making the stars stand out.
 Without the border it was only 36.5" by 47.5" so I added the border to meet the charities' requirements. 

This is this week's Solstice Block.  
 When I put all of my blocks together I see too much white, so I would like to have a dark or medium sashing when I put it all together.  But that's a few months away.

Have a wonderful week.  I'm coming down with a cold so curses to that little germ that settled in me.
God Bless.