Yesterday was spent attending a meeting, running errands, doing laundry, etc. so not only did I not write a post, but I also didn't get any sewing done. It rained all morning, too. Today is bright and sunny and cold--we are finally starting to feel the effects of the polar vortex (what we used to call a cold front?) We are only in the teens, but I know that many of you have been much, much colder. I hope you are all keeping warm!!!
I did make some progress working on the new Schnibble over the weekend, though. Usually I work on them "privately" and reveal them at the end of the month, but this time I'm sharing more of the process with you. I previously shared how I came up with my plan and the new name for this one. Today I'm showing some progress.
Remember that Carrie was inspired in her Jersey Girl by the maple leaf block, and that inspired me to make her blocks back into leaf blocks, so I have to make a few changes to the directions of the pattern. I first made all of the half square triangles as the pattern directs but I have to proceed differently for the four-patch center of the leaf.
Usually I am fairly random in my placements with a scrappy look and hope that they all turn out alright. This time, I did some random, and some planned, so I knew I would have a nice mix in all of my leaf blocks.
portable design boards I was working on last month.
Sometimes when using a charm pack, it is challenging to lay out the quilt without having too similar fabrics too close together. (At least it is for me.) But by using this Kansas Troubles line, I had plenty of darks to choose from. I did need to supplement the background colors from my stash, though.
I had enough boards to lay out all 9 4-leaf groups!
The boards stack up nicely to carry to my machine.
Hopefully they will get sewn together today!
Have a great day and keep warm!