When I woke up this morning, I thought I might go out and work on weeding some of the flower beds in my front yard. Today it is about 75 degrees outside - MUCH warmer than it has been and, with the sunshine and gentle breeze, quite pleasant. :) But, then, I could not find my work gloves in the front closet (where they are supposed to live:). Since some of the weeds I have to expel are thorny (wayward blackberry and wild rose brambles), I decided to wait until Hugh got up (he used the gloves last) to go out warring with greenery. :)
As I waited, my eye fell upon fabric and that led to me wandering off to gather some prints to make blocks. :) More procraftinating. :) This month, May, I am the Bee Queen of the Scrappy Bee with Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. I chose a design I've thought about making for some time - Scrappy Mountain Majesty by Bonnie Hunter. I'm asking bee mates to make two blocks using a light and dark print that are two of their favorites right now (I ask for favs so my quilt will reflect the personalities of my mates:). Sooooo, I chose some prints that _I_ like to make blocks.
These blocks are fast to make and only require 8.5" squares of each print - a 'dark' and 'light' for each block you make. I decided to rescue some of the fabrics in my Millefiore bin that are too holey to be very useful for future rosettes. The first one I made is shown above - these two prints are just ones I like from my general use fabric pile. :)
I chose four more pairs from my Millefiore bin. Three of my chosen prints were full of fussy cutting holes so I spent an hour or so cutting and resewing to get what Virginia Findley Wolfe calls 'made' fabric (and I call 'utility piecing' - make do:) for my blocks. Here are the four other blocks I created (see if you can pick out the three prints I had to cobble together:):
If you are a regular reader, you will probably recognize several of these fabrics from my most recent rosette. :) I think my scrappy 'mountains' are near the beach! :)
My right knee/leg is becoming more painful by the day. After sewing for a couple of hours, I had to recline on the sofa and put my leg up to let it rest for a bit. Now that I have finished this post, I think I'll take my gloves (oh, Hugh did know where they were - on the very top shelf in the front closet where vertically-challenge me would never find them:) and go out to do battle with brambles.