Not much got done this past week:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024
|My 1st Pickle Dish Block!
Before the month ends I will sew up the remaining 3 red pickle dishes. After that I will put the project away until the RSC color is one that I think will go well with the red at which point I plan to make four more of these blocks.
Friday, February 16, 2024
|A.J.'s Baby Quilt Ready for Binding
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Saturday, February 10, 2024
I finished the top for the Green Scrap Quilt and am very pleased with how it came out. I ended up making a dozen blocks and will add a single-fabric border to "frame" everything. I will post a picture when I get the borders on.
An additional benefit of the January RSC is that my greens bin is now very nicely sorted and folded. If I can get that done with every month's color that will be wonderful.
|...became log cabin blocks
|Lots of red 1" strips...
I have also decided to do a pickle-dish wall hanging as part of the RSC this year. I was inspired by the pickle-dish quilt I saw at Quilts, etc. which uses colored bits and white in the wedges and then a black background. I found a pattern for the block, printed off the paper-piecing templates, and bought a very nice black tone-on-tone for the background. My plan is to make 4 blocks in each of 3 colors during the year (starting with red and using whatever other 2 inspire me). The finished and arranged pickle-dish blocks that Karen made for her quilt are pictured in a post on progress on several quilts. My pattern is smaller than what she did, but will be a good opportunity for me to make a block I have been wanting to try for years.