Why has the shortest month seemed like the longest? I think the five Saturdays have had a lot to do with it, especially being Brown Month.
However, I've managed to come up with a colorful ending for it.
My actual production this month has been mainly two RSC 9-inch blocks and four Modern HST Sampler 12-inch blocks, finished size.
Here is the fourth block for MHSQ, Stepping Stones, finished this week.
We had the choice of how to make the six HSTs. I chose to use the Easy Eight method with two blocks left over. It is the fastest and easiest method and has two sides on grain. I also picked up a couple of tips that made it faster, squaring the blocks before pressing them open and sliding the ruler to cut only one side. Cutting one instead of four sides was a real time saver. Those tips were found in other posts and I'm sorry I don't recall where, so I cannot give them the credit they deserve.
Here are the six blocks total, involving lots of work, ripping and learning. I guess the learning is worth the aggravation.
So for a change I have been working on some other projects.
The first is an Easy Zippered Pouch, a tutorial at The Renegade Seamstress. It is only 6 x 8 inches with a 7-inch zipper. I found the zipper in my zipper stash. I'm sure everyone has one of those! I found the scrap of brown for the outside and a fat quarter for the lining, and cut them out today, my last chance at brown.
The other project is 16-patches, which are 10.5 inches. Two of them, the blue and the lime, resulted from not wanting to waste two experiments I was unhappy with.
For my final brown block I wanted it bright. No more dull colors for this rainbow gal, so here is my interpretation of brown with pizazz!
I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.