And more blocks. Piecing blocks is my favorite part of quilting. I like doing the actual quilting, too, but the steps in between (sewing the blocks together, piecing the backing) are by far my least favorite parts of making a quilt.
This block is an installment on another baby quilt being made for an expectant mom in the DC Modern Quilt Guild. I just LOVE how it turned out! The request was for blues and greens with plenty of graphic black & white. Granted, it’s not the most creative quilt block design I could have come up with, but I was able to use some 2.5” square scraps and I mailed this block the day after the request came out. So for what I lacked in imagination, I made up for in timeliness!
I’ve also been slowly working on some other projects over the past few weeks. These are all the foxes I’ve sewn so far for a quilt made with Elizabeth Hartman’s Fancy Fox pattern. I don’t have any more pieces cut out, so I need to find some time to cut more fabric for this project.
And I started a quilt using Anna Maria Horner’s free pattern Spinning Stars. I have 5 of these blocks finished now and am excited where this is going. Remember these improv slab blocks I made in the end of the summer? I am thinking of using them as an asymmetrical border for the quilt once I have all the blocks made.
Do you use a design wall? I’ve tried to use one, but it’s always too tantalizing for the kids and the cats to leave alone, a breeze just from opening the door would make blocks fly off, and I can’t stand all the threads stuck on it after a while. So after I moved sewing rooms earlier this year, I figured out a good way to make a temporary design wall that can’t be messed up…just use Washi tape to stick your blocks to the wall!
It’s not quite as easy to use as just sticking a block to batting, but it works for me, plus it’s nice to know I can just take everything down and the wall still looks pristine.
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