ROSES ARE STILL BLOOMING
I have had a lot of fun this week and reached a goal as well.
My 16-patch block in Rose was easy to make, with plenty of great scraps to use. It did not even make a dent in the pile. I was surprised to find just the right touches of gold for variety.
Meanwhile I received the next Modern HST Sampler block, which did not please me at all. So I decided to substitute another 12-inch block. I found a great source at PATCHWORK SQUARE, a collection of free block patterns. It is well organized and I found the 12-inch blocks, all alphabetized with lovely fabric choices in the diagrams. As I scrolled through them I liked Aunt Suckey’s Choice, Blueberry Pie and a surprise, Folded Corners block, which I have seen on Pinterest with other names like Folded Box. I’ve been thinking about making it for months because of the wonderful 3-D effect. The PDF instructions include three size versions and excellent diagrams.
I have to give credit for my inspiration here to Julie in GA, who does these blocks so beautifully.
Since I am showing some of my vintage small quilts, here is just a simple potholder, most likely an orphan block. It is backed in green plaid, with thick batting and crudely quilted in the ditch. Very serviceable, but I have it tacked up on my kitchen wall to enjoy daily.
That completes my September blocks except for the improv block. I was so excited about doing the Folded Corners block that I put everything else aside until next week.
So I hope to see all of your lovely September goodies at Rainbow Scrap Challenge and wish you all good health.
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