At the top are 12-1/2" unfinished blocks from my 2-1/2" square scraps pile. It's been nice to use up small leftover pieces, including a few old prints. And they're so much fun to sew! I adore the colors! With a new, 18-yard bolt of Kona white, I have lots of opportunities to make quilts with white backgrounds too.
The block comes from Instagram, where I saw it on SewGoClimbing's (she lives in Scotland) feed. I used EQ7 to design my 12-1/2" X 12-1/2" block. These are half of the 30 blocks I want for a quilt... and even when I'm finished making blocks, I'll still have a whole bunch more 2-1/2" squares left!
The block below is an experiment, and a not too successful one at that! Using SewKindofWonderful's "Curve it Up!" pattern and Quick Curve ruler, I tried a Sawtooth Star block.
Since I have a huge stack of more than 130 4-1/2" X 4-1/2" 16-patch blocks - leaders and enders I've sewn since the Fall of 2011 - I thought to join four blocks together to make the block center. That part is fine, but I had issues piecing the curves. As you can see, they don't properly meet up - the top and bottom ones are the worst. I'll definitely be reworking this one.
The rainbow hexagon design below is a combination of English paper piecing, hand appliqué, and big stitch quilting. The quilting isn't quite right - perhaps the perle cotton colors are wrong - so this will need more attention too. I sure like working with the flax-colored linen background though. It has such a nice texture.
My "Dandelion Clock" quilt has been selected to appear in the MassDrop booth (#816) at QuiltCon! (If you aren't familiar with MassDrop, it's a company that bulk orders all kinds of items, including quiltmaking supplies, so the buyer gets a discounted price. You can get more information here.)
Dandelion Clock was made in December 2013-January 2014, and I'm pleased that in 2015 it's still being seen publicly, instead of on the bedroom wall where it usually hangs.
QuiltCon begins Thursday, so watch Instagram for lots of quilty happenings! #quiltcon Linda