Sunday, January 16, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Blackford's Beauty is a classic quilt block which is apparently named after a river crossing in Maryland that was used by the confederate army during the battle of Antietam. I found some background info on the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail Website as well as Quilter's Cache, in case you are a quilt history buff. I love to make four patches and nine patches as thread catchers or leaders and enders between quilts blocks and always keep my eyes open for blocks that will use these random units.
- 12 dark squares (2 inches)
- 8 light squares (2 inches)
- 8 light strips (2 inches by 3.5)
- 4 dark squares (2 inches)
- 4 light geese bodies
- 8 dark wings
- 4 dark geese bodies
- 8 black wings
- 4 dark rectangles (2 by 3.5)
- dark and black goose pointed up
- rectangle of dark
- light and dark goose pointed up.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
I started with a courthouse steps block for my 1.5 inch strips this year, but as I started making test blocks, I decided to do a bulls-eye layout. To get the final design, I will make half of them with dark centers and half with light centers.
Each block has 13 pieces, but they are all rectangles of increasing lengths cut from 1.5 inch strips. That makes it easy to collect and organize. The length are 1.5, 3.5, 5.5 and 7.5 inches.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Monday, January 3, 2022
I guess I will keep counting days until I get too busy to post on a day and loose track. Most likely when school starts again on Thursday. Not looking forward to the Covid fueled mess that is going to be. We have no authority to mandate vaccines, masks, testing or quarantines. With no way to fight back, it will just be a matter of watching it work through the students and staff. I pray that no-one else will die before it is done.
The sunrise this morning looked like an egg, sunny side up. It was hazy and drizzling. Almost before it had cleared the horizon, the sun was behind clouds for the rest of the morning.
The afternoon turned beautiful though. Here is my friend Linda who retired this year. Look how relaxed and refreshed she looks! We had a nice long beach walk at low tide and caught up on all the gossip.
- Courthouse Steps from 1.5 inch strips
- Blackford's Beauty from 2 inch strips and squares
- 2.5 inch HST units now designated for Carpenter's Stars
- tiny paper pieced log cabin blocks are ongoing
Sunday, January 2, 2022
I won't keep counting days forever, but it does feel good to try to accomplish something each day of the new year.