This has been a slow week for quilting here. My shoulder has been acting up and also I am waiting for the mailman every day to bring what I need to get started.
1. For the Strips That Sizzle I decided, after piecing it, that a double border would be good to show off more of that great batik. But the blue fabric from my stash turned out to be a bit stretchy in the width, probably from latex added. So here is my plan so far:
These are the widths I’m planning to use, but now I’m waiting for some Windsor blue Kona which I ordered this week. I have lots of the batik left.
2. I really did not like the first 16-inch scrappy block that I labored over so much. I have been wanting to do leaders/Enders 16-patches. So I started ripping apart the big block to reuse the blue pieces. Some of them are here. I will save the blue and whites for the future.
3. It’s February, so what about the new colors? They are only colors so far. I have decided to make Twinkles after all, because I just love the ones I’ve seen from so many of you. My tri-recs have not yet arrived, so that is on hold for now.
This pile of batiks should be good for the Twinkles I plan to do and for the next two Modern HST Sampler blocks. At least I did not wait until summer to change direction!
I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt. Do check out what the talented folks are doing.