Two more blocks to sew together then comes the part of quiltmaking I dislike the most - deciding which block goes where.
While reading some blogs I came across a quilt called "Love ... Mamie" on Melanie's blog. It is a lovely 9 Patch quilt made using a method I hadn't come across before - it is all explained on this blog. This morning I had a go at making the smaller nine patch block - it's a great way of making 2 x 3" nine patches out of 2 x 4-1/2" squares of fabric and works well for nine patches that are made using only 2 fabrics in the blocks but many different fabrics for the whole quilt (if you get what I mean).
Diann and I have been discussing out Sylvia's Bridal Sampler progress, or rather, lack of progress. I think we've made one lonely block this year. We've decided to make all the blocks from the book that do not require templates or foundation piecing and then we'll make a decision about whether we want to make any more or call it quits. Some of these blocks have lots of tiny pieces of fabric. Yesterday I made 3 blocks:
|Aunt Sukey's Choice|
|Barrister's Block - not at all happy with fabric choice or my piecing in this block.|
John and I are going to a wedding on Saturday - I hope our lovely sunny weather stays around, although it disappeared for a while yesterday morning.