Block Lotto block is "Spokes" in monochromatic colors. These were fun to make.
I have a quilt basted, ready to quilt. I have a box of flimsies. I would like to make small pieces for a colleague's retirement (end of July) and a friend's wedding (end of August). This would be a good time to decide what I'll make for this year's AAUW Christmas raffle. The guikl show is in October and I need to contribute something to the silent auction.
Did I work on any of these? Of course not.
|Light/dark; neutral squares; dark/dark|
I always have pieces cut to use as leaders-and-enders. This week I sewed half-square triangles, cut from 3" squares. I make a bunch, trim them, and toss them in a shoebox. The shoebox was pretty full. Underneath the shoebox was a "Buggy Wheels," a pattern by Buggy Barn that I downloaded some years ago. No time like the present! The traditional block name is Carpenter's Wheel. It is visually complex because there are so many pieces, but they are all half-square triangles with a few squares). Each block has four identical quarters. I charted one quarter so I could keep the piecing straight. If I were really efficient I'd piece the units for all the blocks one unit at a time, which would require me to keep count (16 blocks times 4 quarters times units....) -- but instead I'm piecing the units for four quarters (one block) at a time.
I finished the ninth block after I took this photo. If I make 16 blocks (16" finished), add 2" sashing, and 5" borders I'll have a quilt that's 84x84.
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