and some progress to report. It's a sunny Monday in the Valley and warmer temps are promised all week. Rain in the forecast off and on, but that will take down our snow pack. This quilt was made for a Wrapped In Hope child in MI. The Wrapped In Hope project is part of Margaret's Hope Chest. I've signed up for two birthday's this year.
A close up of the block I learned from Scrappy Quilter. Other than the background(green in this case) it doesn't use much fabric at all. My birthday girl was S, with a birthday in mid February. You can learn more about birthday gifting a child at Margaret's Hope Chest.
I've been working on the March Rainbow Challenge, green. I had lots of green scraps, and quite a few were larger, so I decided to do the Hourglass block (5"as shown here). I cut my scrap to 6" squares, size to 5", and that gives me a 4.5" block finished. I need quite a few. I've gotten 70 done so far.
And since the Rainbow Challenge began, I've also been sewing my MAM(mile-a-minute-tutorial on sidebar)blocks. I like to work with the smaller scraps but it does take longer to get to 6.5". Eventually you need strips that are longer for the outside, or you can piece just that many more small ones together and use those as a "strip". I like the combo of small scraps,odd triangles and slightly longer strings or strips. Making them by any method you choose works just fine. I'm up to 172 in this pan. I stack them in sets of 10(easy to count and to remember), and then stick a slip of scrap paper(that's the white you see at the edge of the block)in between stacks rather than pin them together. When I do put them together, I'll pull from one pile and then a different one. While adding strips,at the outer edges, it might be the WOF. And that gives you the same fabric on several blocks. That's too much same-ness when joining up, so I randomize my "grab and sew" process. MAM quilts are also a great place to stick any wonky stars, house, etc and even an odd letter or to!! OK Finn, back to work!
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