Greetings, it is our most favorite day of the week – Wednesday! I can hear you all chanting along with me – cheers back to you!
Question this week, as we near the end . . if I could start my blocks and quilt over again, is there anything I would change or done differently? For me each quilt is its own journey. Life is a journey. Begin a new journey, begin a new quilt. I’m going to confess that sampler quilts are not my favorite, but for some reason this is turning out much better than I ever thought! How am I doing with a non-answer? I did finally figure out to try to stay with a color palette, kind of did that, mostly I’m very good with it all. I do wish I had been a bit more creative with the appliqué blocks, especially after seeing what others did with theirs. Odd, but I would look at the block and make what I saw. Never occurred to me to change it up. Oh well.
How about you??? I’ve seen some awesome blocks and color palettes over these weeks into months. I do want to share that, basically when I make a quilt, I make it for me, then share it with you. Now, making it for me, pretty much means it needs to work in our small home. I have problems using muslin from day one, circa 1980, so I avoid it.
I love earthy colors. Reds clash well, I heard that first from Mary Ellen Hopkins eons ago (mid 1980’s), still works for me. Brown is a great neutral. I’m learning to love blues after all these years. Love certain color combos, like red/blue, red/green, red/brown, red/neutrals, blues/golds, black/golds, and madders make my heart very happy. I can make pastel quilts, but the darker colors are more appealing with our antique furniture, reproduction furniture and decor. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE scrappy quilts – which gives me lots of chances to play with my fabric collection. FYI, I have shelves of color, not fabric lines on shelves. I want to play with ALL the reds, browns, greens, golds, blues, blacks, grays, neutrals, pinks and more. Storing my fabrics as color shelves makes it easy for me. And I have to ‘see’ my fabrics to be able to select for a project. What do you do?
This weeks block is by our friend Lisa Bongean, you will find the directions on her Blog:
Be sure to check our friends Blogs to see their versions of this block:
Lynne Hagmeier – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Moda Carrie – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Don’t forget the Permanent Page, that has been updated weekly with the newest information. http://blog.modafabrics.com/blockheads/
Here is how I pressed my block, with the clipped intersections so I could press the way I wanted to press the block.
And now, my block this week:
Happy Sewing from Jo in Nebraska