The blocks were small, 3.5” all trimmed to size, stacks and stacks and stacks of them.
I sent a thank you when they were received, and it pains me now that after several years the note is no longer with the box so I hope that the person who gifted them will recognize them and feel happy that I am putting her blocks to use!
Many 1980s and 1990s prints in here..maybe some 2000s, but quite a few in thimbleberries colors and not very many brights.
Most with straight seams, built log cabin fashion from the center out, so not many wonky seams or unexpected angles.
You know what I do when that happens?
THROW IN THE BRIGHTS in the setting!
First I took the blocks and joined them into groups of 4 giving me 6” finished blocks instead of 3” finished ---
How about that green?? Whoowhooo!
I often use the Settle Triangle Ruler by Lynn Graves for Omnigrid when cutting setting triangles because I can do them from strips, much like with the companion angle ruler, only these go much bigger. My blocks measure 6 1/2” unfinished, so the ruler tells me down the center that I need to be cutting these triangles from 5 1/8” strips.
Triangles and square ready to be sewn!
My camera does not like to make the green green against my dark carpet, but it is still that same green!
The triangles will end up a big big, and I will trim down so that I have 1/4” seam allowance beyond the corners of my pieced blocks. I’m planning on a zig zag setting.
One row laid out and ready to assemble…I really need to vacuum, but I’ll wait until the rows are done to clean up my mess!
I'll work on this quilt from time to time as time allows. There are many things that need to be sewn "behind the scenes" and not all quilts will be free patterns or even future book quilts, some sewing is just to sew without a pattern having to be written for it.
We are still planning on Quilt-Cam tomorrow evening at 9pm Eastern – be here, bring a project and come sew with me! I need MORE machine time!
See ya then!