All that I managed to make up this week were these:
This is my second project for RSC17. Apparently I have this thing for making the same block over and over. Doing that makes for spectacular quilts, but can be very, very boring if I try to do it all at the same time, so I've been breaking them into 3 or 4 blocks at a time. The colors this month are the rejected purples from the En Provence quilt that I'm working on sporadically.
This block is Steps to the Garden, a Nancy Cabot block from the 1930s. This was a block I used for the Intricate Stitches quilt last year, and you can find the tutorial for it HERE. Here's how stressed I was--I had a heck of a time making sense of how to put the block together, and not only had I made it before, but I wrote the tutorial!
For this year, I pulled 2 constants to use with the color of the month each month. The darker green will make a lovely trail through the quilt, and the lighter green is a better background for a "garden" quilt than a white or cream. I tried them out with a range of colors and they look okay, so there we go.
I have a bunch of the darker green, but I realized after I made these three that I probably don't have enough of the lighter green. Not sure what to do there. Anyone have any of this "Nancy's Favorite Holidays" that they'd be willing to part with?
Hey, here's a tip I used while stitching these:
Stick your seam ripper in a spool to make a great stand-up cutter! It works so well! I saw this online somewhere, so I don't know who to credit, but it's genius.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. We are ripping up some more carpet! Yay! Then we're going to visit our daughter, so that will balance it out, I'm sure.
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Oh Scrap! and soscrappy for RSC17.