I finished the backs for Kevin the Quilter's QOV block drive. It felt good to get them in the mail. I know he has more than enough blocks to whip those babies into beautiful quilts :) Go Kevin!!
And I have been playing. I have a plan for the quilt. . . if I do one for competition . . . it involves flying geese. I have never made them before. . . interesting. I used the tutorial from McCall's for the Dutchman's Puzzle Block (hey, Marly, I used the same tutorial you did!) I found them fussy. Seems easy enough but there are all those points! And I thought HSTs were bad! LOL I made this block:
I love these colors! This is all In The Beginning Modern Solids. They are gorgeous and wonderful to work with. They have a different color (usually different tone of same color) in the warp and weft. Kind of like Oakshotts only way more subtle. Seriously beautiful. I got mine at Pink Chalk Fabrics. I bought a half yard bundle, many months ago. . . I only had a fat quarter left of these colors. . . I have no idea which colors they are. . . I don't have enough to make more blocks like this. I knew this when I started. I didn't know I was going to love the combo this much..... I am giving serious consideration to giving Pink Chalk a call - their customer service is amazing. We might be able to figure out what this is ;) ummm, yeah can you see little shopping trip in my future? :D
So after this fussy stuff I decided to really play with these:
|This picture was taken inside - the colors are MUCH more vibrant.|
|The colors show up so much better outside don't you think? :)|
One more thing. . . I'm having a love affair with the Oakshotts. . . I have been just dying to try the new Colorshotts . . . guess what? They have hit the US - Contemporary Cloth has them!!! WOOHOO!!! I ordered them this morning. I can hardly contain myself! :)
OK, that's it for today. I'm going to go back and sew some more strips together and see what emerges! :)
Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday, Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social and My Quilt Infatuation for NTT.
Until next time, keep on quilting!