This block started off so well. I cut a 7″ square block in the neutral (fabric was a Christmas present!) and then ironed some Heat ‘N Bond to the back of 3 pieces of fabric. I used my circle dies to cut 3 perfectly perfect circles in 3 different sizes.
Then I used that Clover tool that makes the skinny little pieces and cut those into pieces for the 3 balls. I glue basted them into place on each circle. All I needed was the piece to connect the 3 balls. I ended up cutting 3 pieces of yarn – the idea was that before I ironed down each ball, I would tuck an end of the yarn under each ball so that the ends of each piece of yarn was hidden underneath. I actually even did that on the first ball. Then I forgot to do that on the 2nd ball. And the 3rd ball. So I did a whole buncha zigzagging to try to not make it so obvious that there’s an abrupt end to the yarn where the ball begins.
But I’m caught up for now! Speaking of being caught up, I also finished the blocks for month 4 of the Amy Ellis sew-along. If anyone has a website they can point me to which figures out the math for figuring out triangle sizes, feel free to pass it along. The squares are on point so that means they aren’t 3″ even, or 3 1/2″ even as an example – those are always odd sizes. The half square triangles that line the edges were tricky for me. I ended up cutting them a bit oversized to make sure I had enough for the seam allowance and then cut them down. Anyway, this is a scrappy quilt which hopefully explains the color options!
I’ve been s-l-o-w-l-y quilting En Provence. The good news is I have a plan! The short story is I have a series of patterns I’m repeating throughout all the cream sections to make the purple/green/yellow/magenta portions pop. I’ll find out when it’s done if it came out the way I planned it – haha!