I had this ancient jelly roll of Kona colors that I never used. It's so old that the price tag was $22. It's been pretty to look at on the shelf, but I'm ready for it to be out of here. So I decided to use it to make a couple of Regatta quilts, a free pattern from Block M Quilts that can be found HERE.
The pattern calls for white or another solid with the strips of color, but I thought I might try it with strips of patterned fabric and the solids. I think I have it narrowed down to these two possibilities:
Here's a better picture of the print fabrics:
The background of the dotted fabric is an off-white while the little triangles are on a true white ground. I'm planning to make two smaller quilts with the strips I have, so I could use both of them, which would just mean more cutting. It occurs to me (just now!) that that I could use blues and greens on one background and reds, oranges, and yellows on the other. Hmm, which would be which?
So that's one new project! I also have these for another new project:
These are some fun flannels to make a few baby blankets for a dear friend who's going to be a first-time grandma! It's a boy due in March! I also started a baby quilt, but that's going to stay under wraps for now.
There's another thing to talk about today: spam. Did you know that *you* (yes, you!) could be branded a spammer by Blogger even if you aren't posting about real estate on every blog you see AND you have been a blogger for years? It's true! A very nice person that I met through the blog is having a problem with this right now. Her comments are flagged as spam and not published to any blog she comments on. This means her comment doesn't appear on the post, but the blog owner still gets notified. Then the poor blog owner is left puzzled because the comment isn't on the actual post. I know personally that if you are the blog owner, you will still get the notification of the comment, so you may not realize that it's been flagged, even if you answer it.
There appears to be only one way around this-- checking the spam folder and marking comments from "real" people as "not spam." You can check at Danice's post HERE to see how to check your spam folder on Blogger. I was amazed at what I found, because there were several comments in there from people who are definitely not spammers. (Somehow the real spam always gets published and has to be deleted.) I really encourage you to read the whole story over at Danice's and check your own spam folders. And if you have any good insights or suggestions, please share!
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Now that we've dealt with that heavy subject, I'm going to go sort those Kona strips some more and start cutting! Hope everyone is having a good week, and that your spam folders are completely empty!
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