Before we get to Jan's block, or my mini block, let's talk color! Yes, that is the question of the week... Do I have a favorite color?
If you looked in my stash, opened all the doors of every cupboard, would you be able to tell which color is my favorite?
Can one's favorite color not be the one she, or he, has the most?
Interesting, or tricky???
...and what is your favorite?
Ok, this is only one cupboard. All colors in my palette are seen here, but this cupboard by no means holds all my fabrics. Lights, creams and shirtings are elsewhere. Blacks are in the cupboard, but cut off in this photo.
Knowing this isn't all of my fabric and none of my MODA fabrics are included here and my madders are in a different cupboard, what color do you think is my favorite?
A favorite per season? A favorite 'go to' fabric that I include in nearly every project? and even better, which color is my least favorite? It may or may not be in the photo.
Leave me a comment with your guesses, and if you are correct, I'll put your name in a drawing for a Rachel Remembered charm pack!
You have until 12 noon on Thursday Central daylight time to leave a comment. I'll announce the winner Thursday evening.
Basket and Flower, this week's block by Jan Patek, is as sweet as can be. I stitched this gem by hand using the needle turn method. Jan has a wonderful applique tutorial on You Tube! Nice break from the non stop machine sewing I've been doing for a secret project and for Quilt Market, which by the way is a week away! Ok, I'm easily sidetracked!
You will want to visit all the blogs (links below) and see what our BlockHeads designers have made, and I just bet, Lisa has an alternate, for those of you who don't applique.
For Jan's pattern CLICK HERE for her blog, instructions, pattern and tips.
All fabrics in my block are from Rachel Remembered, except the greens,
which are from Hope's Journey.
Better lighting . I have not trimmed to 6 1/2" yet.
Thank Jan, I loved stitching your block!
and now my Mini Penny 3" block for the week...
Mary Ann's Basket, which I designed for my book, Classic and Heirloom Quilts.
I've made these cute, cute baskets in fabrics from all my lines, except Eliza's Indigo, which was introduced just prior to writing this book.
They are fun, and fast. In the book we use the connector method, which I also used for this post. I did however 'up' the squares and rectangles to make the geese units, by 1/8", then trimmed finished units using a 3/4" x 1 1/2" Bloc_Loc flying geese ruler. Tiny geese can be a tad frustrating!
(You may make the geese units with any method you like.)
Super tiny, but awesome tool.
Finished geese are 3/4" x 1 1/2". Trim units to 1 1/4" x 2".
You will also need background pieces: a 1 1/4" square and 2 - 1 1/4" x 2" rectangles and,
1 - 2 3/8" square, cut diagonally.
From dark print, you will need a
2'' square and a 1 5/8" square cut in half diagonally.
Assemble as shown above, adding the light triangle last.
This sweet basket block pincushion was made by the hostesses of a retreat where I taught Mary Ann's Basket in March...they were part of the goody bag for each attendee. How special is that???
Mary Ann's Baskets in Classic and Heirloom Quilts
A Bramblewood version, not in the book. The blocks from Hope's Journey are buried,
somewhere in the sewing room.
For complete instructions and other block sizes, please see Classic and Heirloom Quilts, available at your local quilt shop, Fat Quarter Shop online, or from me.
So much to do and so little time!
Back to prepping for Market and the clock is ticking...
Until next time~
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