Jun 26 2013

Mid-Week Update

The baby Hot Flashes quilt top is completed.

062513   (883x1024)It is okay, but I don’t plan on making another baby Hot Flashes.  I think that this pattern needs more than 12 blocks for the design to shine.

However I did have an inspiration for the next lap sized Hot Flashes.  Here is a picture of the original block.

062513A  (1024x1004)The block is constructed with three 4 1/2″ strips and one 6 1/2″ strip.  What if you started with a 4-patch and then added the 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ strip?

062513B  (1009x1024)What if the 6 1/2″ strip was really a 4 1/2″ rectangle sewn to a 2 1/2″ square?  And the 2 1/2″ squares were the same color as the corner triangle making a diagonal chain through the block?  I didn’t make a test block of that thought, but is a future project.

Right now, I am sewing (again) on the Autumn Rings-n-Things.

062513C   (945x1024)The blocks are easy, but time-consuming.  The plan is to have the middle done this weekend and then decide on borders.

I already have an idea for another version of this pattern.  The tan center is finished 5″.  What if I put pinwheels or 9-patches or an hourglass block in there instead?  I am thinking of Fossil Fern fabric with a dark blue background.

But for now I need to focus on this top.


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