This month, Liz Porter spoke at guild. And, she showed us this quilt.
I was truly taken with it. And, I wanted one. So, I figured out the pattern and it’s based on one and a half inch squares in the chain, that finish at one inch.
Well, I had forty-two jillion nine patches, made from one and a half inch squares that finish at one inch. I’ve been making them as leaders and enders for years.
And, an idea was born. I didn’t have the blue print, but I did have a raspberry print.
My darks and lights are not as pure as Liz’s, so the pattern isn’t showing up as well as I would have liked, but it is looking pretty good. I didn’t do any figuring for this quilt. I just started to cut pieces and when I got down to about a half yard of the raspberry colored fabric, I stopped and started to assemble. I haven’t made many blocks yet. Wanted to see how it was going to work out before I invested too much into it. I’m just going to make blocks until I run out of the raspberry colored fabric and call it done.
Then, it’s going to a lady that has decided that there’s nothing wrong with the color red. (Raspberry is a red, isn’t it?)
I like being able to make a quilt where I don’t have to count. That is certainly not the case for the hexie quilt. 7 flowers with 6 hexies each, repeated on 6 sides of the quilt is…a lot. When I get close, I’ll pull out the calculator.
That raspberry fabric? It’s in just about every scrap quilt I’ve ever made. I inherited it from my Mentor, soon after I started to quilt. She got it from her Mother, who used it to decorate in the 80’s. They must have bought bolts of the stuff because after all these years of using off of it, I still had 2 yards. And, lo and behold, it was perfect for this quilt.
Special shout out to Barb, who sent me several baggies of inch and a half squares. I’ve been thinking of you a lot as I sewed them into these blocks.
Everybody have a great Tuesday. I have an appt with the dental hygienist. Yay, me. Fresh breath and a bright smile. Yeah, that’s what I care about right now.
Did you ever notice how people on TV never act like the person that’s in their face has bad breath? Is that because they don’t get bad breath? Or is it a testament to how good of an actor they are?
Be well. Lane