I made a couple of new blocks for the Jacob's Ladder. I seem to be channeling some Victorian persona who loved these chintz like florals. Each time I make a block, I am reminded of oak furniture, antimacassars, chintz covered couches, and tchotchkes. I think I would love to have a parlor like that, with lovely quilts everywhere. I also think I would have to be a better housekeeper to pull that off. Oh well. A woman can dream.
Yes, it really is this pale. I have been working with so many bright colors, this one looks pretty strange on my design board. These are four little blocks for my guild. They are for a presentation quilt. It is hard to believe I used to prefer these pastel colors.
On a completely different note, I received 12 blocks in the mail from an exchange I am in on Mary Lou Weidman's yahoo group. Here they are in no particular order.
Aren't they fun? They will have to wait for a little while before I have time to figure out how I want to put them together. We all purchased the same background fabric and used bright fabrics to make our fish. They were each supposed to be at least 14" long with no height restrictions. Whacky and wonky is good in this group. We are currently doing a Christmas ornament block exchange. These blocks will be much simpler in construction.
I spent the rest of the day quilting on the BASICs quilt and cutting purple and pink polka dot fabric for Bella's quilt. Tomorrow, I will finish up one BASICs quilt and load up another one. I will also start sewing Bella's quilt, as well as working on my BOM blocks and another JL block.
Joyful quilting, everyone.