and a few other surprises
While I'm sewing curves on the Glorified 9-Patch (NOT!), I'll break away to give you a look at a couple of the Hs in my UFO boxes.
First up is Happy Surprise, designed by Jo and Kelli Kramer/Jo's Country Junction in 2018 (I think). I was immediately intrigued by how it goes together, so I did a rough sketch and made a plan. I started with a jelly roll of Grunge.
I made a few HSTs and even made my version of a test block. (I have no idea if it bears any resemblance to the pattern!)
I lacked the confidence to continue, though, because I hadn't bought the AP&Q magazine it appeared in. Well, happy surprise, Jo recently reprised the project on her blog and I was able to snag a photo of the project (which I can't show without permission). So I pulled out the box and it appears I have made well over 300 HSTs!
Rather than make the number required in the pattern, I'm just going to use what I have and hopefully it will be enough for a nice lap quilt. Stitching HSTs together will be my leader/ender project for the foreseeable future.
An Unhappy Surprise -- What wasn't in that stack of boxes above reappeared in a burst of cleaning up yesterday -- Hopkins Square from Judy Hopkin's 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks. This is the block I used in my Magical Mystery last year. My mystery has you make four blocks from a pair of fat quarters. Well, this muddy version is a prime example of what NOT to use!
I hate to throw all that effort away. I think I will use each set of 4 blocks as the center of a baby quilt. I will survey my stash options to see if I have something that will not only liven up these blocks, but will give a dash of youthfulness.
Another happy surprise - I have all my boxes back in alphabetical order so it should be a lot easier for me to continue working through the alphabet.
Another unhappy surprise - my work table is missing!
|There's a table under there somewhere!|
|Knockout Rose (I don't remember the variety)|