I spent the day doing household chores that really needed to be done. After breakfast, I made a long list of things that I should work on today. There are just two items left on the list this evening, so I feel that I had a good day.
The Moda Block head project is up to date. Just a few more to make and then they can go into a quilt.
The backings are ready for two quilts. One will go into the basting frame tomorrow. After I baste it and quilt it, I will decide if I’ll quilt the other one or send it to the long arm quilter. She does such a beautiful job and I want this one to be nice.
I’ve been drafting a 2″ x 6″ block. The 1/4″ seam allowance was added to the pieces. It seemed like a lot of work to piece the large amount of blocks that I needed for the project. The block has two 1″ half square triangles, plus other size triangles. As I was looking at it, I suddenly realized that It could be paper pieced. The block was in EQ7 already. With a few clicks of the mouse, I had the numbered paper piecing pattern. It will be easy and accurate. I was able to print three blocks on each paper. The colors change in each set of three blocks. I can write the proper color on the papers and keep everything in order. I saved myself a lot of frustration by thinking about what to do before I started. The quilt is in Southwestern colors. A few years ago, when I flew over Utah and Arizona I saw these colors in the landscape and commented that those colors would make a beautiful quilt. Now I will find out.
Have a great day and happy quilting.