Saturday, May 28, 2011

More blocks and some HSTs

Excuse the lousy photo, please.  I just wanted to show that I made three more blocks to go with the yellow.  I had to go to the fabric store for something else, so I picked up a couple of small cuts of the blue and purple pastels.  I am not really a pastel kind of person, but I think these blocks turned out sweet.  I can't wait to see all the blocks other people have made for this presentation quilt.
I also decided to tackle pressing all the little extra HSTs left from piecing En Vino Veritas.  There are almost 300 of them.  I have decided to keep the pile at the end of the ironing board and do a few each time I go to press a seam.  That way, they will get pressed eventually.  While I was pressing these, I remembered that I had already pressed the ones from Farmer's Market, so . . . .


This little piece is only 7" by 8 1/2" without the borders.  It will be another AAQI quilt.  I have pulled the top and bottom pieces to audition as borders.  I really don't know which one I like better.  What do you think?  I still have so much of this fruit and vegetable fabric left.  I am thinking about creating a jelly roll as a swap for something else.  I will let you know and see if anyone is interested.
Have a wonderful long weekend, everyone.
Joyful quilting,
Miki

5 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

I like the berries print for the border! Cute cute cute!!!

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... you've been busy! I'm trying to imagine pressing all those little HSTs but you're going about it the right way!

Love the pastel blocks... very cool! The ASQI is great... love that you are using "leftovers"...

Mac said...

I like the lower, solid-looking border touching the blocks. Maybe a thin border of that solid and a thicker final border of the fruit print if you want it even larger? Nice work Miki with all your beautiful projects!

Tom Willa said...

so cool

Snoodles said...

Gorgeous! I love the berry border the best!
Jacque in SC
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