Blues, grays, and greens...
My idea for these squares was simple patchwork, no pattern, just straight rows of squares. That sounded good to me. But there they sat, and I never touched them again!
Until this week. I was reading Jeanne at Spiral Quilting's post about her blocks for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge which came from the book, Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth and Charlene Spode. Something about that book title sounded familiar, so I went down to my sewing room and hunted around until I found it! I have that book, too!
I looked up the block Jeanne is making, called Northern Lights, and I remembered my collection of 5 inch squares!
I also happened to have recently bought a charm pack of Grunge White Paper, which would make a great background fabric for these blocks.
Every set of two prints and two background squares makes an 8.5 block.
Two 4 patches and 2 HSTs!
So I've been making a few!
Technically, it's not like starting a brand new project, right?! :)
Sharing at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!
For my evening stitching, since I finished up the redwork embroidery I was working on for Christmas, I decided to go back to practicing my hand-piecing for the upcoming QAL. I had made a simple 4 patch pretty successfully back in early December -
So I've just kept going, and ended up with nine of them!
This week I've been sewing them together into a 36 patch square, and it's almost done.
All hand stitched!
Today, I think I'll pick out a border for this little piece, and turn it into a doll quilt.
Sharing at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.