Yesterday a good friend of the lab came by and brought us holiday cheer. We'd all been a bit down, with the snow, and trying to finish a manuscript I was hoping would be done this summer, and one thing and another. But our friend cheered us up so much I finally came home and played with this:
Connecting Threads had a black Friday sale selling strip sets for half price, so I bought a couple in bright solids. It was such a great deal that I've been hoarding them ever since, and today I finally busted them out and started to play.
I cut 14" strips and started to piece them together.
I made blocks in warm and cool colors
and played with how those might fit into a woven stripe effect I was thinking about a while back.
I've also been wanting to try making a version of "Sonja's Windows" (a pattern in a quilting magazine somewhere, I don't know which one) ever since I saw some here.
I squared my blocks up to 13.5", and, right sides together, pinned a cool block with the stripes going vertically to a warm block with stripes going horizontally.
Sew around all four edges:
Cut apart on both diagonals:
and the result is four stripey half square triangle blocks!
I'm not really sure yet if this is what I want to do with these strips, and whether I'd put sashing between the blocks or not, but it surely is fun to just sew some happy colors together and see what happens!
I had a great Friday night. How about you?
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