Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March Update

First, the block of the month row quilt addition for April, 2009:

I'm alternating colors each star, some will have green centers, some brown.

All the stars will be the same off white muslin. Here's the link to the directions I made for my guild (and anyone else that wants to follow along.)

April's Row

I'm also working on a Heartstrings style quilt, but trying to use up all my strings and strips that are too short. Can you tell this will eventually be a tumbling blocks style quilt? Making that one side of the square from strips allows me to avoid the Y seams that are the bane of tumbling blocks. :)

I have plenty of the navy blue and plenty of the small sprigged white, for my solid diamonds, and of course I'll never run out of strings. I'm paper piecing the string triangles. This one will probably grow to be wheelchair lap sized, for donation.

It might be interesting to try this with all strips, divide them into three piles, strings mostly white, strings very dark, and strings in mediums. Of course, it'd also look neat in batiks too!

And finally, Spring has sprung in Tennessee, here's the daffodils around my mailbox - it's an especially thick clump of them. I hope I remember to separate them before next year.


Carol said...

Where have you been? Healthy and happy, I hope. It's good to see your postings again. And, a cleave way of using strips--wonder if I would have the patience.

Sheila said...

I love the string-pieced tumbling blocks! Do you mind if I put that in my *someday* file?

Tropical Screamer said...

What beautiful blocks.

And your daffodils. I've been looking all over for daffodils. We can order the bulbs due to restrictions, but I'm hoping some will show up at the nursery.

Thank you for sharing a photo of one of my favorite flowers.


Ann said...

The stars are looking good.....the tumbling blocks look more like tumbling blocks if I turn my head sideways! lol.....don't ask me why, but it makes a difference!

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