This week has been a happy time for me with my piecing. I made the latest Modern HST Sampler block, Formation. I stayed with straight purple for the simple block, although it looks more like navy here.
So I completed the blocks for this month. I’m trying to keep to the more modern look for this set of blocks.
The most fun I had this week was building a boat. I had seen Gayle’s tiny boat and then Sue’s larger two-masted version, both so cute I had to make one. Since I work with lots of 2.5-inch strips, I designed my own 6.5-inch boat block, in March colors of course. It only took ten minutes to make it, using flip triangles for the boat shape and some HSTs I already had on hand.
The only problem with these little boats is that, like potato chips, you can’t have just one. So I made two more in January and February colors, but I know it won’t stop there. Sailing has been in my blood since I sailed with my Norwegian uncle in RI waters as a girl. I love the silence except for the sound of the rushing water and also love the rough seas. I sure do miss the ocean here in Wisconsin.
The other fun time I had was making another 16-patch block because I had not done a blue one that I liked. The first one was just plain dull.
I tried to make this blue one as colorful as my other 16p blocks, which is trickier with blue and purple.
I was really happy with the result. Now I have several more slab blocks to catch up, plus my Dog Park quilt and that is coming along well.
I hope each of you had a satisfying Quilty week. I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts. Check them out to see what everyone is up to.