I learned my lesson from the other day – I’m getting ready to hand sew around the edges of this one. This was a really quick block which worked out well since that left me plenty of time to work on several things today.
I used a pale blue fabric for the background. Every time I pass through downtown Dallas, Houston and so forth it always seems to be via an elevated freeway where all I see is the sky and not the ground so I thought it was more accurate this way. Speaking of tall buildings, I’m glad I wasn’t in one of these today. We had wind gusts up to 50mph! I had trash cans, chairs and I thought roughly a bazillion leaves end up in our pool today as a result.
I also had time to sew a couple of more blocks for the Bible sampler quilt. Oh, that reminds me, Louisa Enright had asked about my progress on Bible sampler quilt blocks. The first one I made was pretty easy. It’s actually 3 different fabrics – the light one obviously and then 2 darker ones. I went with a subtle contrast between the 2. Both of the darker fabrics are from the solar system quilt I made last year.
I typically cut pieces in squares or rectangles when I’m paper piecing but since I have a die for 2″ half square triangles I went ahead and used that. And yes, I did paper piece even though I easily could have just sewn this one as regular patchwork.
This second block – whew! I think it took me a good 2-3 hours. It actually wasn’t difficult, there were just a whole lot of pieces. I think I counted 61 pieces in this one.
If you ever buy her book and look this one up, I don’t think you’ll recognize this block. The colors in here are probably the biggest departure from what Laurie used that I’ve done so far.
I can’t believe we’re down to just 6 Splendid Sampler blocks left. That’s just 3 weeks!