Here's another peek at my quilting on Orphan Train. These two blocks, made in approximately 1995, were samples for a quilt I was making based on one in Patchwork Tsushin magazine. I had fallen hard for it, and sketched out the block - I wish I'd been smart enough to make notes about the values in the blocks, but I didn't. My plan was to make the quilt very scrappy, but I didn't like the way the blocks looked at all.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, these were hand-pieced. I used to do quite a bit of that. Anyway, after making these blocks I decided I wanted more continuity between the blocks so these became orphans. You can see a picture of the finished Tsushin quilt way back in my very first blog post. And while you are back in the archives you can read why I called this blog Lazy Gal Quilting.
This reminds me I need to beg my parents to take a really good picture of the Tsushin quilt for me. When I get a great pic I'll post it, but it didn't seem worthwhile to repost that bitty picture.
Check out the vintage blocks that KathieB scored. They are such a cool pattern that I've never seen before - anyone got an idea of what it is? And those of you who are into recycling fabric from clothing should appreciate these as well.
I just haven't been getting much done. Haven't been near the sewing machine in days, although I have gotten a bit more hand quilting done. Maybe more than a bit, it just doesn't feel like much.
Heidi suggested I run another little "class" like the Winter Class. I'm happy to do it (I've already started constructing the class blog), but I'd like some guidance from ya'all. If you're interested in participating, do you want to just do your own thing, or would you want me to give you guidance? Do you want to have another theme or anything goes? I've got an idea for a repetitive letters quilt if you want to try that. Feedback please! You can send email or comment.