these were the blocks done last year... and since it's purple month again I will show that one!
all the blocks are now arranged and sewn in a way that creates circles to be quilted... and the center section is 32" X 42" and I'd like it to be big enough to cover me, so some borders are called for. How about that pretty yellow scrap left over from another 30's style quilt? I think there is barely enough left to do an inner border. More next week hopefully!
when I pieced the hearts, I had a few teeeeensy little half square triangle blocks about an inch big. Too tiny to use right?
well this bag of 30's style scraps won't hold one more thing
so I put those little blocks into 2" pinwheel blocks not worrying about them being even, just sewing as they were so small... and then the pinwheel blocks got trimmed to 2", set with 1" scrap strips into this
it was 7.5" and I used a pieced bit of batting from some other project in it
sewed around and turned right sides out, then quilted it.
It snowed Friday, and I finished all the heart blocks for my big quilt border, so why not?
On the drawing/painting front... my friend Cindy sent me a pic of her recently planted spring deck pots
so while I had my morning coffee, I grabbed a scrap of copier paper and painted this... I like it! It taught me a bit about perspective, how to capture color and decide which details to include.
I've been trying the sketching tutorials from
The Creative Cove on youtube
this is from her grasses video
and this was from one on birdhouses
I added in a bit of color, she just uses black ink
and if you want an easy to follow way to sketch check her out!
since I am going to hold off on showing the big quilt, that's it for me this week!
ooo forgot about my hand sewn hexi flower...