I am using Bella Solid white charms in the construction of the block.
Each charm is cut into 2.5" squares, which are used to form the pattern of my quilt blocks.
White squares are positioned in opposing corners and pinned in place.
Then, using my all-time favorite quilting gadget (Quilter's Magic Wand), I draw my stitching lines.
By moving the wand to the right of the stitching line I am able to draw another stitching line 0.5" away.
Two stitching lines done.
Flip the block around and do the same on the other 2.5" white square.
Move to the machine and sew on all four stitching lines.
Snip all threads and prepare to kill two birds with one stone!
Cut down the middle of your two sewn lines.
This will give you your primary block AND two teeny tiny half square triangles for a future project!
I wasn't kidding when I said "teeny, tiny"! Those small HST's will finish at just 1" square! Teeny, tiny and Oh. So. Cute! I am thinking they would look just darling as the border on a throw pillow! As tiny as they are, though, I know better than to try to work with them unless I am having a really good tremor day, lol.
So, after working on my quilt for just 30 minutes my tremors decided to make their presence known and forced me on to bigger, more tremor friendly things (crochet).
My stack of completed blocks to date. A mere thirty one blocks out of, oh I don't know, maybe a gazillion? This quilt is going to take a long, LONG time, lol. I think my mom was right when she said I needed to live to be at least 125 to finish all of the projects in my head, but maybe I need that many years just to complete THIS one!
Off to work on crocheting the last dish cloth so I can list them in my shop. Oh, and speaking of crochet...
On Sunday the landscaper came out and weeded, edged and mulched my flower beds. Over the years all of my beautiful daffodils have died...with the exception of the muted, slightly peach colored flowers you see above. They looked so pretty set against the new dark black mulch. So I took my scissors out and cut a few fresh flowers to enjoy in my sewing room. After pulling out my small vase I decided that a thin, top heavy water filled vase was NOT an ideal candidate for a tremor ridden admirer. I could just PICTURE the vase and water splattered all over! A quick search through my glass jar collection located this short, squat jelly jar. While I like the pattern in the glass, it was still BORING. So I crocheted a white bobble edging to put around the rim. Okay, better...but still kinda BORING. I crocheted a few pink flowers and green leaves to add to the edging. I pinned them onto the edging in an effort to "live with the look" before I attach them permanently. Cute, but.....I don't know.
I like the light pink because it clearly picks up the pink flowers on my tea pot, but I feel like something is just not "right". Maybe two flowers are too much? Any suggestions are welcomed!!!!