A. Catch up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Here are the Nine Chinese Puzzle blocks. Each is made out of 32 different prints.
B. Make and send a small quilt to my assigned partner in the Teal Mini Swap hosted by
Beth Helfter (d/b/a Eva Paige Quilt Designs). My partner is Pat in Pennsylvania. She and I have mutual quilting friends. She said she likes Kaffe and bright. I used both. The swap fabric is the ogee print used in the vase. The pattern is by Lori Smith. It's 16 x 20.
I couldn't post pictures before now because I wanted Pat to see it first!
WITB is a Stashbusters initialism meaning "What's In the Box?" After opening the orphan blocks box and finding parts for last week's projects (the tote bag the Maple Rails runner) I pulled out a bag of 4.5" four-patches. They are from a long-ago Block Swappers exchange. (We had two variations: four-patch with two fabrics and four-patch with four fabrics. I chose the two-fabric blocks.) Here's what they turned into! The block frames used up all of two different tan prints (one dated 1996) and all but a six-inch square of the dark green (skinny sashes). The floral sashing was used in this 2011 project . The cornerstones are the only new fabric. I purchased it (on sale, of course) in June. . 5-5/8 yards, all from my stash!
I will call it Boxed Four-Patch. It's 69 x 81.
It came together amazingly easily. I designed as I went. I think I should have put four blocks with the same frames to make one larger block. By the time I figured that out I'd sewn too many to rip out.
And I have a stack of four-patches to return to the box to await future inspiration.
Monday link parties:
Design Wall Monday
Moving it Forward