Since 'Thing Two' came to stay with us this week, life has been a bit more rambunctious, in keeping with his adolescent puppy personality. However, after putting up beyond his reach all the in-progress quilting, batting, etc. etc., I was able to work on one small project for our Quilt Ministry.
For our May meetings we'll be working on making Violet Blocks, and the pattern I'm using is courtesy of Jean-Sophie Wood at www.blocklotto.com. This seemed to be an easy enough block that our relative beginners could make successfully and still be a bit challenging for the few who have some quilting experience. I made up a few sample blocks yesterday from some donated fat quarters and some of my scrappy pieces. These blocks will finish at 8 inches, although Sophie has thoughtfully provided a cutting chart for several alternate sizes in her instructions.
I made some partial blocks to use on a demonstration board so everyone could see the steps in the construction process.
Departing from Sophie's excellent instructions in one area, we will draw two diagonal lines 1/2 inch apart across the background squares, so the cut-off excess can be used for small triangle-square blocks - waste not, want not!
A few of the over 75 HST's from yesterday's sewing stitched together into a little sawtooth border strip.
Thanks to Sophie for providing all these wonderful patterns through your blog and your website!
Look for pieces of the leftover scraps in upcoming Quilty 365 circles!
We'll have our next ministry meeting a week from tomorrow, and it'll be fun to see what our quilters come up with. We've also been blessed with several large boxes of fabric donations, and some unfinished vintage quilt tops that we have yet to go through. Fun and work awaits us, and I can't wait to get into those boxes that arrived last Sunday.
Now, to get back to some of my languishing projects. A wedding and a baby quilt loom on the immediate horizon. If the incessant drizzle and cold weather continue I may even find time to get to them ... after 'Thing 2' returns home on Tuesday.
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict since there are indeed pieces of scrappy goodness in these blocks and their leftover pieces!