Speaking of the love of my life, remember a few weeks ago when he told me that one of my quilts would look better in "pastels?" Well, I wanted to make another quilt from that same block in a different colorway (for reasons that will become clear later this year) and I let him choose the fabric. I chose the white and gave him several choices for the main fabric, which I narrowed down mainly by whether I had enough yardage to make the quilt. Here's what he chose:
Yes, blue! It's not exactly pastel, but it's the closest thing I have to a traditional calico. Wouldn't you know it? This is Town and Country Blues by Pepper Cory for Studio E. At least that's what it says on the selvage, but when I looked for it online, this is not the fabric I found. Maybe it's really old.
For this quilt, I am making 20 blocks for a throw quilt that will finish at about 54 by 66. I did all the cutting at once, so the block making is going fairly quickly. Once I made 160 half-square triangles, everything else was down hill. Those things will really slow you down.
I've also started making the blocks for the Monet's Wedding ring quilt. I couldn't resist putting a few up on the wall:
|Not crooked, just in need of pressing!|
So that's the update from here! I hope you all have a happy/ holy day, or both, whichever you prefer!
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