The Big Scrap Reorganization project is wrapping up -- for now. All the strips have been pulled, pressed, trimmed, and sorted from two 70-gallon plastic totes. I will attack the larger pieces later. The dining room table is still a mess, though.
|Piles on Piles|
- Make a block (or two) for a friend who is putting together a charity auction quilt.
- Prepare backs for a couple of quilts going to the longarm quilter Thursday.
- Start construction of a modern mini that is due the second half of May.
1. In November members of the Midwest Fabric Study Group each received a bundle of repro FQs with instructions to make at least one 12" block using one of the FQs supplemented by something from ones stash, due before April 19. Well, it slipped my mind until I started cleaning up and ran across the FQs. I used the Buckeye Beauty block.
|6" Buckeye Beauty|
Four blocks together make a 12" block.
|12" Block with black star points|
|12" Block with red star points|
2. I need a back for the Classic 4-Patch.
3. I made quite a bit of progress on the Modern Mini last night. I have been vacillating about a design since my exchange partner said she likes everything. She did say her favorite colors are eggplant, lime, aqua, and orange. Somewhere I got it in my head that she said she liked traditional with a modern twist -- oh, wait, that was me! Regardless, I settled on a traditional star with a second smaller star inside.
I made this block several years ago -- 16 of them, to be exact -- for a block swap. This pattern for a 12" block was in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, July/Aug 2005. My mini can be no bigger than 24" square. Rather than put four blocks together, I decided to just enlarge the pattern to 18" and add a border of the same background fabric so it floats. Doing the math has been challenging -- thank goodness for Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers! This is what I have accomplished so far.
|Mini under construction|