This week I got so excited when I read a post from Nell about some improv houses made the stack-and-whack way. She directed me to The Stash Bee, June Hive 9 tutorial. Starting with four different 10-in squares, the cutting is done freehand. In no time I had made a set of four wonky houses, which I love, love, love.
They finish at 8.5 inches square, which is a size I’ve used for 16-patch and improv blocks last year. I plan on combining them with some blocks like that. These don’t replace my 6.5-inch houses to go with my little boats. Why do these projects keep mutiplying so fast?
I also made my March crayon strip. I’m including some rosy colors as well, not really pink.
On Monday I took my Farm Boy quilt to show at Monona Quilters. Everyone liked the double-sided Project Linus quilt, especially here in Wisconsin with so many children living on or acquainted with farms.
I also volunteered to make a neonatal flannel blanket that is already precut.
My stack of Kaffe Fassett blocks for my Summer quilt is now up to 14 of the 30 needed. This is the one I made this morning after pondering the choices overnight. I love the roses, but the companion fabrics were harder to decide on. When you get it right, it just sings to you.
Meanwhile I am in charge of our senior complex second Show and Tell Quilt Event. Folks bring their family quilts and tell us the stories about them. The one three years ago was a big success and the population here has changed, so there will be other quilts and stories. My goal is to make people aware of the treasures they have and be able to pass them along to their families.
I hope each of you is able to make someone aware of our quilt gems this month.