Another week of lovely weather spurred me on to make loads of progress on my Mile a Minute quilt, but I did not quite get to the neutral sashing. So here it is post writing time and no neutrals yet after almost three weeks of August gone. Does it seem like I'm avoiding them? You could say that.
Meanwhile, on Monday I had a visit from a friend in our Monona Quilters guild. She is doing a lot of experimenting with techniques and brought some of her small quilts to show me some examples. She is now trying dying her fabric. However, I've been there, done that back in the hippie era near San Francisco. My friend and I had a lovely visit and I learned a lot with the hands-on session. She also recommended Fabrico markers for writing on fabric. I ordered a set and am happy with them.
Now, desperate to contribute something for Angela this week, I quickly pieced two neutral houses.
See, I can do neutrals and they turned out better than I expected. That's all, folks.
Now back to my scrappy progress. I've almost finished the 25 blocks at 8.5 inches each, a good size, with sashing added, for a Project Linus quilt. I am going to back it with one of the fleece blankets that I bought on sale a couple of years ago. I found two of them hiding in my closet and will use the one with cute penguins on it.
Here is a sample of the finished blocks, all that I could fit on my design floor. They are really fun, a combination of randomness with some color coordination.
I'm looking forward to seeing what all of you have been doing this week with your scraps.
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