I love these little blocks. I don't know why they keep getting shuffled to the bottom of the pile. They do take a bit of time to piece together. Maybe the fact that there are 86 pieces in one 9" block keeps me from staying focused, but look how pretty they are:
The original quilt calls for 36 squares and the quilt finishes at 79" square. Yes, you know what comes next. I am making the quilt bigger. *Big Grin* I'm aiming for 56 squares in a 7 x 8 block setting.
It's spring, and most people are working with lovely, fresh colors, but this little project has been on my UFO list long enough and I need to chip away at it. 18 blocks are already in the pile and I had 10 blocks on my list of things to get done in April so I whipped those out, and then cut enough fabric and prepped for the remaining 28 blocks.
As well as made the strips for the border. I think there are about 250 border strips in here:
Whew. That was a lot of cutting. I'm tempted to stay with these, but time behind my sewing machine is rare these days.
I think this will be a lovely winter quilt, and these blocks still bring me joy when they come together...spring, or not. Let's just hope it's not NEXT spring before I get it finished. Looking at these photos, I realize that this one project sure does take up a lot of boxes.
Now if only I could solve the mystery of the never diminishing box of strips: