Monday, January 15, 2018
Weekly update: RSC, round robin, briefcase (again) and NYB
Chinese Puzzle is my 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge block. This is 12.5" (unf).
this project and this one.)
The blocks are 6" fin. With borders, it's 34 x 34. The challenge reveal is in March so I have six weeks to get it quilted.
Last Monday I posted a picture of the quilt blocks I laboriously hand-sewed to the front panel of a repurposed briefcase. I commented then that I wasn't wild about them because they were more whimsical/cute than I wanted.
I took them off and contemplated a new applique made from something from the orphan blocks box. Nothing on hand was suitable, but one block gave me an idea. Here's the result.
It took about a half hour to make the batik block. It took about two-and-a-half hours to hand-sew it to the briefcase. I also made a foam wrap-around "cushion" for the strap.
Both this briefcase and the NYB challenge were my OMG projects for January. Mid-month and they're done!
Scrap Happy Saturday
Design Wall Monday
P.S. Here is Miss C. (18 mos. old) with the I Spy quilt I made for her. (More here.)