What can a person do when it is 90 degrees and 99% humidity? Why, make a quilt, of course! Here are all your lovely blocks with a few more of mine all assembled and ready to sandwich. I have some backing and binding fabric from my stash, so I won't have to buy anything for this quilt except the batting. Want to use wool batting for this quilt, as I plan to use it for my naps next winter....ahhh...that gives me hope to carry on. Does anyone have a brand to recommend?
I sent my Raspberry and Lime blocks to Nifty a long time ago, but I have neglected to blog them. I wish I could say I had forgotten, but really, I have just not had the time! These were so fun to make, and I think they are going to make an awesome quilt!
Here is a close up of one of the blocks. I put in one little green triangle of what little bit of this silk/cotton blend I have that was hand dyed by a friend. I thought it would add a little oomph for her.
Also, I knew this one fabric was a little "off" in terms of color, but it looks more "off" in the photos. At first, I was worried about it. But in the end, I decided I really liked that little punch of a different red in there. I hope you liked them, Nifty! Can't wait to see your finished quilt! I might have to do one of these myself. This was addicting to me.
I finished my Peppermint Stick and signature blocks for Andrea while I was on retreat at Gruber's with my prized blogging friends. Not as fun as Amanda Jean's...But I didn't have that many bright, clear reds, surprisingly. I found that I have a tendency more toward the brick reds. So, I found these two great reds at Gruber's (I love gingham, and you might not be able to tell from the photo, but the more solid red is quilter's linen...it has a little visual texture). I just alternated the two reds. I thought that was kind of fun for a Peppermint Stick. I hope you like these, Andrea! They are on their way to you!
I know everyone else thought these were easy, but I tell you, I unsewed several of the seams. I had the hardest time with those stupid angles! LOL. But that's just me. Your tutorial was awesome. Once I got the hang of it, I was okay.
Can't wait to see your finished quilt with these! How fun!
Thank you, Andrea, for coordinating this bee. I had so much fun, and I appreciate how gentle everyone was with me on my first bee. I am sad to see it come to an end. I look forward to seeing everyone's finished quilts!