I think I'm doomed to being "one day late" with my WIP Wednesday!! But this is what I'm currently sewing on...today at least! The multiple 4 patch projects haven't wandered far. I just got sidetracked for a day....LOLCurrently I'm well past the 300 mark on 4 patches and still pulling pre-cut 2.5" squares and strips from here and there. Maybe I should get organized??? Ya think?? But sewing some 1.5" strips onto these 2.5" centers is fun for today *VBS*
In the "WONDERFUL" category, I received this lovely, lovely gift from Paula, The Quilter! I had talked about wearing a head gear know as a "jibber" here in WI when I was younger, much, much younger. Paula not only found a pattern(or 2)for them, she offered to knit one for me! What a wonderful gift!! And when I opened the package, she had also made me a scarf and put both of them in that really neat bag! I'm one lucky camper, I tell you! Thanks from the bottom of my heart Paula *VBS*.
And in my favorite last-but-not-least category, I received a box from Norma of Random Stitches. The package contained a dozen of these orphan Sunbonnet Sue blocks...a few need to be finished, but she donated them and the left over fabric to the Orphan Train project I have going. I am just thrilled to add them to the orphan blocks I have on hand. I'm sure some little girl is going to be super thrilled to have these for her very own. A very generous gift Norma, thank you sooooo much!!
A psot-a-note:The bargello direction that Bonnie has so graciously provided for us at Quiltville, are not difficult. I didn't graph out color or use EQ in doing the gradation bargello. I chose a color to start with, say a certain blue. Then I shopped my stash for a shade slightly darker or lighter depending. I even shopped Betsy's stash when I got "stuck". EVERY piece of fabric I used is a PRINT! Prints give you the leeway to introduce the next color, it work like a stepping stone. Probably the blue(just before the magent),has some magenta in it. Same with each fabric I used. The cream fabric has hints of salmon, etc.
Bonnie's bargello is done as strip sewing to result in a "tube". You make up as many sections as you want the quilt to be "wide", with the number of colors determining the length. If you are using 2.5" strips(which I did) and you wanted a 60" wall quilt, you'd chose 30 fabrics. It's very, very easy to make this quilt...check it out at Quilville.
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