It has been a while since I made lotto blocks for Sunshine (link in sidebar). June’s colors are pink and green, and I had some.
We turn in a pair of blocks, one goes to Sunshine charity quilts and one to the “pot.” Every pair is an entry, so someone wins a bunch. Sometimes I get my block back that way. I always think I’ll experiment with interesting patterns, but I always end up in a hurry and do one of my default blocks, like this Friendship Star.This time the decision was helped by the amount of fabric. I used up the pink. It is about time. I used it in the 70s in a log cabin quilt (link here if you want to check it out). Almost vintage fabric.
And I made two heart hugs.
it is a tradition in several guilds to make heart blocks for people who are sick or who have had a loss. This is my favorite heart pattern. The “bonus” triangles will become leaders and enders and eventually be a tiny pinwheel. I’ll save them for the mini sampler that I intend to make someday.
And Salt Water Taffy is now quilted, thanks to a friend with a longarm.
The flowing pantograph goes so well with the prints on the fabrics. And the binding is all ready to apply.
No excuse to not get it finished, right? Wrong. Starting a new project is more fun than finishing an old one.
A long time ago I made a sampler and included a block called London Roads (the upper center one in the sketch). Link here; the block is second row up and second from left. I was always amused by the implication of dead ends and one way streets going the wrong way and intended to return to it. I’ve since found two other versions of the block and plan this bunk quilt using all three. (I’ll be getting a head start on next summer’s guild push for bunk quilts.)
I’ve picked out the fabric.
The print is a little small for the 15 x 15 squares that it will become; however, I liked the idea of buildings to go with the roads block. To be continued.