These are perfect blocks to work on while I watch TV. I have 3 hours of programs to watch on Tuesday nights so I did some cutting during the first show and sewed 4 blocks during the other 2 shows. Most of the quilts that I have seen on the internet have had 4 different prints in the large squares that make the X. I have used matched squares so far but used scrappy in the batik ones that I made first. I will start doing some scrappy ones next.
I have been digging through some older fabrics and pulled out this funky one. I think I showed it before when I used it in another quilt a few years ago and some other readers said they had it in different colorways.
A couple readers asked about the yarn that I showed yesterday. It is not yarn but perle cotton. I pulled out my remaining selection of “Laura hand dyed threads” that I have purchased over the years. One day when she was visiting my house she noticed I had it pinned up on the edge of my design wall and she identified a couple of ‘retired’ colors. I have used some skeins of it already and just enjoy looking at the rest. I’ll do my best to use some of it this year.
Yesterday I went to a QOV sew-in closer to home at our newest quilt shop in the area. I forgot one of my rulers so I’ll have to go back and shop there next week when I pick it up.