Wednesday, January 11, 2023

New Day, New Quilt

Having knocked out several projects on Sunday and Monday, I decided to start something new yesterday.

I really fell for the soft look with the black accents.  And it happens that I had a plethora of 2-1/2" batik strips that called out to be used.  So I started cutting yesterday and worked on some of the sew-and-flip black corners -- I tried to think of an easier way to do them but in the end I just went with the obvious.  I finished two blocks yesterday just to see if I am happy with the direction I'm going.

You know, totally scrappy is not my "thing" but I'm doing my best to just grab whatever strip is on top of the pile.  It's so tempting to be matchy-matchy, but so far I've resisted the temptation.  I may have to rework some blocks that have just a bit more bold color, but I'm waiting to see them all together before I make that decision.

Today I have completed 11 more blocks and have the remaining 29 blocks in various stages of completion.  It will be a throw/lap quilt about 48" x 56".  Tomorrow is our last day here so I would love to have the top completed before I leave.


  1. I can see why you were drawn to that pattern, Libby! It took me a few minutes to figure out how the block is made. So simple, but makes a great design!

  2. I love this pattern! And I'm like you... controlled scrappiness is good, but you're doing a great job on these blocks. :)

  3. That is an ambitious goal and it is a striking pattern.


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