I’ve cleared off the design wall.
I got the quilting finished on all the blocks hanging there, so BougieNights is bundled up and put away for a while.
A clear design wall was screaming for blocks to hang up, so I got cracking on my first Scinteallate block. I haven’t paper pieced for a while and I’m always a bit clumsy and stupid when I first get going, so I kept it simple. It’s not as faceted and twinkly as I’d prefer, but I needed to get my hand in without using a million pieces. I do like this star a lot, though, and the block is really simple to make and assemble.
I now have offers of blocks from Lynn, Nanette, Margaret, Sharon, Sue, Lynda, Gun, Kerry and Robin. Thank you so much, ladies – at one point I thought I might not be able to make it happen, so your help is greatly appreciated 🙂 Given the short timing (ie, blocks in hand here by end of June) I’m going to make this one a little smaller than my usual 5×6 layout. It’s going to be 5×5, very much lap quilt size. Fewer blocks + less quilting + less binding = quicker delivery!
Scinteallate’s going to be at the forefront for a bit, but I do have a bit of a WIP queue going now:
Bougainville Nights (blocks quilted: assembly and binding)
Hatbox quilt (blocks quilted: assembly and binding)
Pastel scrappy quilt (sandwich, quilt, assemble, bind)
Amethyst & slate (F2F3) (sandwich, quilt, assemble, bind)
Anemone quilt (make and add more flowers, finish assembling, sandwich, hand quilt, bind)
Despite all this loveliness waiting in the wings, I’ve been unable to leave alone a quick sketch I did for a block while I was watching a nature program on TV the other night. It’d be another Hatbox-type thing, to be slowly assembled over time, appliquéd either by hand or machine (haven’t decided yet) and hand quilted. So I’m thinking it’s going to be my next Bee, Myself and I project. Anyone interested in joining in a slow, pressure-free project for personal enjoyment, to be stopped and started at your pleasure? I’ll post a prototype of the block when I have one done (you know that’s going to be soon, don’t you…?) so you can see if it’s something you’d enjoy. And because it’s got to be a bit mindless, it’s going to be pretty simple, I promise.
See what you think when the time comes.