This has been the longest time between posting! There have been Quilt Shows, quilt display, quilt gathering, and even quilt making! Here is a Scrappy Bargello, ala Quiltville/Bonnie Hunter
project. This will be a donated "Hugs and Stitches". The orange fabric is Lucy and Linus going Trick or Treating! Each of the blocks used the same 6 fabric combination. There is an extra checkerboard row at top and bottom to making it rectangular, about 54" x 64". The appendages belong to DH, about 6'4".
I vowed to use stash for the backing. That second and 4th pieces are little foxes.
And, finally .... ta dahhhh, my LQS gave me a generous box of quality scraps. I've looked at those scraps for almost a year and finally decided to do SOMETHING, and cut them ALL into 1 1/2 inch strips. I saw Bonnie Hunter's "Garden Party" on Youtube and decided that was the exactly the right project.
These blocks are small (5 in. finished) ! This project uses only
1 1/2 in. strips, and is featured in her book "Addicted to Scraps". It took me 5-6 blocks to get into a rhythm and then they went faster. I only finger pressed during construction - saved time. Here are 24 blocks - 2-3 days worth. My goal was to use up the fabrics, and I did NOT stress over what colors did or didn't "go" together. Goodness - you could spend days
just trying to make decisions and matches - just get on with it!! In the end, they all seem to "go together"! I've not decided on colors for the second block with cornerstones - was planning to use greens but somehow, RED seems a better choice. Thank you Bonnie for another great design!
(My New York Beauty block are all done, but not together in rows. )