Sunday, February 1, 2015

Winter time and stitching.

After the flurry of Grand Illusion and Turkey Tracks, I dug into my box of 2 1/2" strips  and decided to try Bonnie Hunter's Box Kit block.  Such fun. I have done a layout in EQ, and am going to put borders on today. Picture soon. Here are four blocks together.  I have made 600 half square triangles for the blocks. And will be making more for the border! Love all these fun bright colors when out the window the landscape is quite white. Oh, and by the way I hardly made a dent in the box of 2 1/3" strips!
I needed some hand stitching to do. So....took my Flight of Fancy pattern and am doing it in wool. It is looking good with the stitching. Here are the pieces laid out on linen. 
Our weather was above 0 for a week or more, however winter has arrived once more. A balmy -21C here this morning.   
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Julierose said...

Nice block, Rhoda! and I love your wool flowers--boy would that it were Spring, huh ;--000 hugs,Julierose

Monica said...

600 HSTs! I have made half that for my new quilt, and I'm struggling to finish them. It's a nice block, though, and your fabrics all look so nice and cheerful. Onwards!

Margaret said...

Both blocks are lovely but...I'm with Monica -- blown away by the thought of 600 half-square triangles. Whoa! It looks like a 12" block...? How big would the finished quilt be?