I had such fun making Yankee Puzzle blocks using the fast and accurate four-at-a-time method for the flying geese. My original intent was to make 30 blocks and sash them with the gray tonal background fabric. After I made the blocks I had less than a 3" strip left over. What to use for the sashes? Black was too dark. Any one color would highlight some blocks and diminish others. Of several dozen grays in my stash most were the wrong tone (too pewter or too silver). Eureka! I found a white-and-gray print that provides a light with a little pop of just the right gray.
The flimsy is 60 x 70 and used 4-3/4 yards.
Busy week ahead: P.E.O. (co-hostess) Monday evening, Woman's Club (luncheon coordinator) Tuesday, quilt guild Wednesday, book review presentation Thursday, AAUW luncheon Saturday. I plan to spend Friday at the International Quilt Festival at the convention center in Rosemont.
Luncheon stuff. Flowers + vases from the dollar store.
I'll use vintage tablecloths for the luncheon. I washed and ironed all of these!
See what other quiltmakers are working on at
Design Wall Monday