Monday, November 5, 2012
This Week's Projects
First there is Mountain Trail which I found on Humble Quilts recently. My 1 1/4 inch scraps are all going to a Chinese Coins quilt, so I dug into the 1 1/2 inch bag and my blocks will be slightly larger than Lori's. Didn't have a quantity of good reds, so used black instead. I was worried a little, but it's turning out just fine. I think I'll have just enough of the black, though I might have to search some of the larger scrap bags and cut down another strip to get the last few blocks done.
The other project is a Little Amish Quilt from Sentimental Quilter. It's Kathleen Tracy's November small quilt. This one has been a problem. The only solids I had in the right scrap size were an old jade green and a pink that was even older. The pink was 35 inches wide - so that tells you it's pretty old! Probably before my time. How long ago was it that they switched to 45 inch wide fabric?
So while the Vikings were being ripped apart on the playing field by Seattle, I was ripping out quilt blocks. The green on the diagonal is a little better, and I found a print that had both the pink and green in it for the alternate blocks. Still not great, but a lot better. It probably needs another border as an anchor. I'm on the hunt for more black fabric and linking up with Patchwork Times.