After spending the morning going to my ballet class and picking up Bella at her new pre-school, I had to run around doing some errands. When I got home, I wasn't sure I was up to going into the studio, but after lunch and a Reginicare, I was ready to play. This one really only took me 15 minutes. I put it with the other three and I couldn't resist trying them against a dark background.
This first piece I found was really too small to get the full effect, but I decided it was too dark, and too blue/teal. I wanted something darker, but not this. I rooted around for a larger piece of fabric I could live with.
I found this piece of batik I had been hoarding and petting for a long time. I think I have a little over a yard and a half. I really like the way it works with these light blocks. I am going to measure carefully and what I have will determine the size of this project. Who knew I would enjoy working with lights?
After playing with the lights, I turned my attention to the Marcia Derse group. I re-did my math for the third time and finally felt comfortable enough to start cutting. My finished quilt will have 12 14" blocks like the block I showed yesterday. The sashing will be 2 1/2" wide and I will have two borders. As you can see, I am using very light sashing. It is a pale blue batik and it goes nicely with all the Derse fabrics I have. Each little pile is for one block. I discovered that I can make two blocks with each quarter yard of Derse fabric. Next time, I will buy more. Does anyone out there know where I can buy more here in the Seattle area?
Ballet class was much harder today because we used the barre for the first time. On Wednesdays, we rely on balance, so I am not able to stretch as far. I know I am going to feel this tomorrow. Taking up ballet at 65 is quite an adventure. I am very glad I am blessed with a good sense of humor.
Until next time, joyful quilting - and dancing - everyone.