Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Double Delight and Another Challenge

So, having finished ALL the 240 little blocks, I fell for the idea of making the first block Bonnie described in her mystery Double Delight, rather than waiting until I had made 130 pink nine-patches. This big block requires careful pinning (PINNING!) of the little blocks together. We are going to make 30 of these, which will use up ALL of the two sets of 120 square-in-a-square blocks. Plus one of the pink nine-patches. I made one, and it made me tired.The next step is to make the Double Nine-patches that are the alternate big block. So I had to make one of these, just to SEE it, and also find out how difficult these were to put together. Easy-peasy as it turned out.
I continued making nine-patches segments for a short time, but the pile of what is left to do suddenly overcame me, and I wanted to do something else.

Reading blogs yeasterday I found that Jacquie of http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/ has issued a challenge to those who want to join her in 'project improv', which she describes as "to support each other in our goal to quilt improvisationally, to quilt outside the lines and to find our own voice as quilters."
Her idea is to start with wonky log cabin blocks, and agree to send in one 12.5" block (in specific color sets) to be put together into charity quilts.

So I want to try the PINK/ORANGE color group. And because I was tired of the Double Delight, I set to work and made this block:

And because you need at least two blocks going through the machine to save thread (using each as a 'leader/ender' for the other), I started another as well, and then another becausse I was cutting off tail ends. . . . but I pulled myself up short and stopped [until tomorrow].

Sara

Gratitudes:
holiday lunch with the lectionary group
compliments on my jacket
fun with orange/pink

4 comments:

Sara said...

I love the block you made for Project Improv! You've given me an idea for mine.
I'll be in Belmont early next week - hope there isn't a snow storm!

Sølvi said...

The pink/orange block looks great

Quilter In Paradise said...

I love the block!! and the colors - OH LA LA!! what fun this is...
Beth

Kathy Wagner said...

Great job on the DD blocks...look at all those wonderful scraps in there!