Sunday, March 6, 2011
A new block and a fun book
I am in charge of finding the block of the month for my guild this month. I was looking through Quilter's Cache and found this one, Crossed Roads, a 16 inch block. If you haven't been to Quilter's Cache, you owe yourself some time to spend over there. There are thousand of traditional and original blocks with great directions. When I present this, I am going to ask people to use purples with a floral theme and cream for the crossed pieces. I think it will turn out great.
I also did a few other things in the studio. I worked on my design for my Ricky Tim's style Rhapsody quilt, sewed blocks together for the D9P and squared them up, and I started making copies of foundation pieces for a few of Carol Doak's stars of the states. I finally got a copy of 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars by Carol Doak, and I am pretty excited about making more of these foundation pieced stars. I love the first one I did and am looking forward to creating companions. If you want to see more of Carol's work, and find some very cool free patterns, take a look at her web site.