Just like those squirrels, I've been going multiple directions in my sewing room the last couple weeks. It's been a case of one thing leading to another, following inspiration from multiple sources!
After seeing Mari's Modern Blocks
, I had to try some, too. I chose a small piece of Kona Butter, and scraps in a dark pink/magenta, some bright yellow Grunge, a couple different dark turquoises, and purple to make 20 of these 5 inch blocks.
I think you can also call this a Hatchet block.
After settling on a layout and sewing the blocks together, this week I finished up the tablerunner I made from these blocks.
This one measures about 18 x 23
It looks good hanging like this, too!
I quilted it in a diamond spiral following the shapes created by the blocks. Binding is the same dark purple as in the block corners. I had a lot of the purple left from my Beothuk Star quilt
, finished up last year.
Here's the backing - just something I happened to have enough of - but it is bright and sunny!
I thought it would be fun to use this tablerunner on the table out on our back porch!
Meanwhile, along the way, I got sidetracked by the bonus triangles left from those stitch and flip corners in the above project. I almost never save those, but this time I did! What could I do with them?
I have a whole panel full of forest fairies that I won in a giveaway when I first started blogging (in 2013!) that I've never been inspired to use for anything.
Why not play with one of these?
So I did!
The HSTs made kind of an off-center outer border for the fairy I chose,
and again, the purple for binding. This mini ended up measuring about 10 x 12.
The Blackberry Fairy is now hanging with the International Sisters, watching over my sewing room.
So, dueling squirrels? Or maybe they're BFFs!
Whatever you want to call them, they were fun to play with!