The one quilt-along I couldn't turn down was this one. Not only is it 3 blocks a week issued each Tuesday, but each has a historically significant woman at the center of its design. So, a story with each block, and I'm enjoying the idea. While I spent January elbows deep in charity quilting, I vowed not to do any personal sewing or quilting. When February rolled in, I needed to catch up. I made 15 blocks yesterday and this morning.
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Instead of making this block at 6" (finished size), I made it into a 12". The idea of so many little blocks in one quilt is hard for me to embrace. I had already made just a few of the blocks before I knew I was going to be tweaking the layout to suit myself. As a lifetime Ohioan, this was an easy choice!
If you see some of the points are a little 'off' in card tricks above, keep it mum. I said enough bad words on that block the way it is.
As I come across scraps or pieces of fabric in my travels, they make their ways into the blocks. You can see the overall colors changing as I add them. I really think the darker colors add a needed balance to the perky reds, and I've been experimenting with more unusual or unmatched background fabrics. When I go through my own stacks of vintage blocks, that's the one thing that stands out to me. Don't try to over match.
What do you think of the pink stripe here?
I'm going to leave these girls by the fire as I go off to sew. I hope you can squeeze in some time today, too. It's good for your sew-l.
See you later, Doxie girls.
I'm off to sew.