ST&D: a squishy from Kathy

Another exciting parcel in my mailbox.

These two lovely blocks are from Kathy, one dark envelope and one light. We’re up to 17 blocks, which means we’ve tipped over the halfway point, hurray.

I’d start quilting now, except I need to wait till all the blocks are in. This is because I need to measure them all and see which is the smallest. Once I have that information, I can trim them all out to the same size so everything lines up properly. And of course, I can’t finalise the layout till I have them all; colour balance can make such a difference, which is why I’m not showing you anything like that yet.

I wonder whose blocks will be next…. 🙂


33 thoughts on “ST&D: a squishy from Kathy

  1. nettyg says:

    Mine might’ve been if I’d remembered to get the teal thread when I trundled all the way up the coast to Spotlight! Great fabric choices from Kathy, I really like the inner of the darker envelope.

  2. Yea! You are over the top:). It’s downhill now:)❤️

  3. tialys says:

    Getting there! I love the burgundy and teal patterned fabric Kathy’s used.

  4. Do you actually have a mailbox, or do you have to go to the post office to collect your mail? My idea of where you live doesn’t include mailboxes and postmen on bikes 🙂

  5. claire93 says:

    more lovely generous blocks!

  6. I can’t believe how effective that design is – it will be interesting to see how they look en masse.

  7. dayphoto says:

    It makes the walk down the way so much fun when something comes you are not expecting!!!

  8. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    oh wow !!!

  9. Kate, it must be great fun seeing these packages arrive in your post. These are gorgeous. I’m having fun following along.

  10. Lynda says:

    Kate, these are lovely. I took a closer look at both blocks and was surprised that the background on that one was a very soft print. It adds a nice contrast. Your hatbox colors for these envelopes is an excellent idea and sounds like a fun project.

    • katechiconi says:

      Both backgrounds are lovely low-value prints, which does add a dimension of visual texture to the overall effect. I don’t know if the envelope quilt will ever happen for me, particularly as the block is not my original design, but the idea of repeating a simple block in many different fabrics and patterns is one I still love.

      • Lynda says:

        If it happens for me it will be for personal use and on a much smaller scale. Table runner/cover or something like that. You know I did not see the pattern at all in that first block’s background. Once you told me it just jumped right out! Very subtle!

      • katechiconi says:

        It is, and it was hard to get it to register on the camera.

  11. Hello Kate,
    I would like to put a few blocks together for you too. I will email you for more information.

    • katechiconi says:

      Hi Esther! Hope you’re well. I have makers for all the blocks on this quilt already, but I’d love to have you join in on the next one? Or, if someone drops out, perhaps I can come back to you? I’ll wait for your email, and then send you details of this one and the next one I’m planning.

  12. rutigt says:

    As you already know, my blocks are on their way!!!! Hope they arrive soon.

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