I thought I'd lay my blocks out on the upstairs "design floor" instead of the downstairs design wall and try to take advantage of the morning sun. This week I made two Chandelier Bead blocks in red. I love these simple blocks!
Here's the whole collection so far:
I'll keep making two of these 6.5 inch blocks each month,
and then figure out what to do with them later in the year!
My hand stitching project this week has been to make another scrappy trips block in red. This might be my favorite one yet - I love the red and white prints!
You might notice that when I had the red scraps out for one project,
I also used them for the other!
Now there are nine of these blocks, and the design is really emerging!
For this month's second block, I decided to go with some darker reds I found. Some came out of the Christmas bin!
I've been trying to use up the peppermint candy fabric forever,
but there's still more left!
This one might be cheating for a red block, but it's such a fun print that I couldn't resist doing a little fussy cutting.
Linking up with all my favorite weekend parties:
SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday
Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap
and Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching!
Since I got at least 5 minutes of sewing machine time 6 out of 7 days this past week, and did some hand-piecing each evening, I'm also linking up with Kate
at Life in Pieces for 15 Minutes to Stitch.