Also, some sewing. Since we're closing in on the end of April (how did that happen?), I finally made the purple blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. At least it gives me the illusion of keeping up with everyone else. I used this triangle paper:
I love triangle paper! No measuring, just pin and stitch (though I do try to pay attention to the grain lines).
That gave me these two quick blocks:
And here they are with all their colorful brothers and sisters:
They look good!
So, I'm caught up with the triangle blocks. I still have to make a purple Odd Fellow's Chain block, but I didn't feel like fussing with it today. What I did fuss with was these pieces of vintage linen:
Somewhat hard to see in this picture, but they are hand embroidered pieces of linen found in a drawer in the attic at my mother-in-law's home. The stitching is lovely. Rather than throw them in a drawer, I thought I would sew them into a quilt. The round piece I appliqued to a square of lavender solid. Forgot the picture. Oh well. The larger piece had to be cut up:
This was harder than you would think! I kept telling myself that it's just a piece of fabric that no one wanted any more, but I still had to take a deep breath before I cut it. Then I appliqued each of the sections to a 6 1/2 inch square of white fabric. I lost some of the stitching when I cut the linen pieces to fit, but only the filler stitches were cut off. On both this and the round piece, I left the lace trim free. I think it's handmade.
Here's the pieces together:
As you can see, the lavender piece is over sized. I'll cut it down when I decide how to finish this. Any suggestions? I was kind of thinking about some Drunkard's Path blocks arranged to mimic flower petals, or maybe some flying geese. Not sure a star shape is what I want, though. I think I'll have to ponder this one a bit.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! I know we are going to work out in the garden, so that usually means lunch or dinner out. I'm lobbying for dinner! And, if I remember, tomorrow I will link up with SoScrappy. If you've never been there, it's a fun blog, and the Saturday linkups are always good. Many creative ideas out there! Also linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, another fun blog.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday!