These blocks are going to be a second RSC16 project for this year. Because I need another project, you know? Actually, I just don't want any of these pretty hand dyes to go to waste.
|Aaack! Water spots on my blocks!|
I am calling these blocks Grandma's Blocks, though their "real" name is Broken Dishes variation or Chinese Block. If you recall, I made this as a red row for my Classic Stitches BOM. (It's a touching story, and you can read it HERE.) These are actually pretty easy once you get going, and I'm making 12-inch blocks, which makes it even easier. Big pieces!
At first I thought I would make these like I've made so many other quilts, a white background with colorful designs, but I was inspired by Angela's blocks to do it the other way around, colorful backgrounds with white designs. White blocks make a striking quilt, but I have a lot of those and this is a good opportunity to do something different. I think it will be pretty striking in its own way There's also this:
That little pile is what's left of my white scraps! barely a handful! The Sewing Lessons quilt used up a ton of white scraps, and I even did the sashing from the white bin. And now they're mostly used up! Can't even tell you how happy this makes me.
That's my progress for now. It's a good start, especially because the blues are in short supply around here. Don't know why, but it's never been my favorite color. Pink and green, however. . .there's a ton of that around.
Everybody have a great weekend! I'm going to wind about 30 bobbins and clean my machine. Fun times! Happy sewing!
Sharing at soscrappy for RSC16.