and I wanted to try making them. After all, we've had the snow...
I went to bitsofeverything blog for the free pattern... but...something funny happened along the way from pattern to printer and it didn't really work well.
See block above, sewn with scant quarter seams and came out 1/4" too small all over.
I tried enlarging the pattern on my printer and it got worse...
I contacted Kelly who told me she ordered acrylic templates through .quilttemplates.com
so I ordered a set at the smallest, 8" finished... until then I couldn't stop, love sewing curves... so I made another one but reversed the color placement... wondering why I'm working with brown and beige? The scraps are out for the cattail piece...
The flowering snowball block calls for the center square to be in the corner colors, but on the opposite one, I tried using brown, it's different and kind of cute but...
I returned to the smaller paper templates and made two with yellow scraps, and they are small but cute, at 6.25 unfinished blocks
My word for the year is explore, so I had an idea that using a different template would work and went to the studio to try it. It's just wasted fabric, they'll make more. I learned a new to me block construction, learned what I like from it (a way to use lots of scraps, and a great movement in the finished quilt) (and fun to make) and what won't work.
Sometimes that's enough for one afternoon, no?
Next up on the wall...Valentine's quilt!
linking to these parties
Esther's blog Wednesdays
Midweek makers wednesdays
Free motion by the River Tuesdays
https://stitchallthethings.com/ to do Tuesday
oh Scrap Sundays
off the wall Fridays
can I get a whoop whoop Fridays