Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thank you to those who emailed to ask about Atlanta's tornado over the week-end. I'm only a few miles from downtown but knew nothing about it until later during the night. How unusual to have a tornado in a downtown area.
We are doing a 6" block swap in our Jo Morton Little Women class at Little Quilts. We are all getting pretty interested in this event. On the left is my first idea, which has become an orphan block; on the right is the one I think I will do.
Much suffering on paper and in EQ6 preceded the sewing:
EQ6 finally came to my rescue as I discovered yet another feature of it that helped me draft the design. EQ has a block that is similar to this but the "greenery" diamonds vary in size and naturally I just had to have them all the same size.
I've been working on the setting for those three leftover blocks from Block Swappers (Little Quilts):
And I just finished a new pattern! Pollys in the Posies. It combines my Girlies with a Hexagon Garden (available at quilt pattern blog) and I find myself once again hideously late for the Day Job. See you later!
final note: You all totally understand that when I have posted Show and Tell photos that I am posting other people's work not mine, right? Once or twice a person has commented that they love "my" quilt and I have emailed them right away to say that it is another's work. I haven't mentioned the fellow classmates' names who created these quilts and blocks since I didn't want to start scattering people's names on the internet. There was certainly no intention to mislead. I'm confused enough by my own quilt output to try to take on others' as well :-). Please comment on this because I always assumed you all knew Show and Tell was others' work and that the once-or-twice comment happened because people were skimming fast which we all have to do with so many blogs, eh?!