I have had a busy couple of months as you may have grasped, but am determined to get the Hatbox Quilt done… eventually.
So, here’s the sixth and latest block. This fabric was a surprising purchase for me, as I’m absolutely not a yellow fan and don’t usually go for reproduction style fabrics, but it just seemed right for the concept and brings some balance to all the other colours I’ll be using, which seem to be heavy on the red/blue/green parts of the colour wheel. Funny, that, so unlike me…
Turning out these blocks is getting faster. The process is still a bit fiddly, what with two thread colours, hand basting, trimming out at the back, etc, but I’ve made a few now, and don’t have to stop and check and think so often. And I’m not frightened of the Y seam any more. It’s turning out with perfect corners, even if that’s completely pointless, as the corner is cut away at the back!
The others in the Bee may or may not be posting. It’s a no-obligation Bee, so it depends on whether we have time or not. This month, I managed to get one done. Hop over to Carla’s blog to see what it’s all about, or you can click on the Bee, Myself and I button in the left hand column to go straight to the Bee page, where there’s a list of all the other participants.