These Diamonds are Forever blocks are just too much fun to let them sit idle for too long! They're like potato chips - I can't resist dipping my hand into those luscious strips and starting just one more block.... and then just one more.... well, maybe just one more LOL!!!
I love all these wonderful colors and playing in the scrappy strips - and don't these lime pieces look like a row of ties? LOL!!! Yes, late last night I was getting a little loopy and in need of sleep :*) You can see by the number of "ties" that I still have quite a few blocks to go on this project, so you'll be seeing it again - just thought I'd warn you!
I also spent a very relaxing and enjoyable couple of hours this weekend preparing the applique pieces for my last vase in The Blue Collection.
|My tools of the trade for Starch Applique preparation|
This is the vase that holds the center tree, and I totally love this piece of Jenny Beyer border fabric I found for it! There is only a fat quarter of it, so I have had to be very careful about cutting it. There are a lot of pieces to this block, and of course those angles are already threatening to give me headaches. Looks like I'm going to have to re-cut the bottom right piece because it is not lining up :(
The Blue Collection is one of those dreaded Dinosaur UFO's that I really, really, really want to get done this year!!! Once this block is done, I will have the outer border applique remaining, with about a million leaves (see below picture of the original by Maggie Walker), but most of those are going to be done with raw edge fusible. I'm sorry but I'm just not crazy enough to sew all of those leaves down by hand!!! And there is still the motif block at the center top that needs to be completed as well. But I'm beginning to smell a finish here and it feels GREAT!!!!
This is the Designer, Maggie Walker's quilt.....
|Courtesy of Maggie Walker|
The number pulled for my Guild UFO this month is #7 - which is to assemble my Fantasia blocks from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge last year into a top for the contest at our next meeting. Ugh! I have no idea how I want to set those blocks! At least I DO have all of them done, which gives me a great shot at maybe meeting that goal. Here's the RED block for reference :)
The May Bertie's Year BOM block should arrive this week and I'm looking forward to playing with her - we're quickly becoming very good friends.
And that's about it for me. What is on your Design Wall? Some see all the pretties at Judy's Patchwork Times today! Also linking up with Connie's Linky Tuesday party! Hey, wait a minute.... that MY Cottontail bunny she's featuring today!!!! Yippee :*)
Hugs & Blessings!