Friday, March 23, 2012
Last Saturday was National Quilting Day, and I missed it! So glad to have been in Memphis with people I love, but after a week-long dry spell of no sewing at all, I was glad to get back in the groove yesterday. Did a little more work on the Otsego Lake quilts and picked back up on the quilt-along that was formerly The Farmer's Wife.
Randy, of the Barrister's Block, posted a couple of bonus blocks last week when some people complained that the Farmer's Wife Basket block was incomplete (no handle, OMG!). But I didn't get to them until now.
These blocks aren't in The Farmer's Wife book, but I wanted to include them, so I started on these. Sorry the photos are a little dim, I took them in the evening without benefit of actual sunlight.
Shoo-fly is very traditional and an easy block to put together, so that went pretty well. The little print is red starts on a neutral background.
The Civil War Quilting Circle block went OK, too. I didn't have any fabrics that would seem to be traditional in a Civil War quilt, but the background is plain muslin and the dark blue is a dark chambray. The yellow and red colors (but not the fabrics) are common in Civil War-era quilts.
There are also three more blocks that are part of the actual quilt-along... more on those in a couple of days. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to attending the Long Island Quilt Show tomorrow!