This week, over at Amanda’s A Crafty Fox’s blog, we are cutting our fabrics into strips and then diamonds and hexagons. (I LOVE hexagons and star flowers, so this is bound to be a keeper.)
I really cannot wait to see how we construct the quilt top. It’ll be fun to play with the diamonds to see what pattern I end up with.
My sixth Swoon block is now complete – only three to go.
I need to work on accuracy when working with half square triangles. I’ve been wondering if the marking pen I’ve been using doesn’t have a sharp enough tip which is causing my seam allowances to be slightly off periodically which shifts things for the whole block. While this won’t really affect the quilt as a whole, I really prefer accurate piecing. I’m going to try using a mechanical pencil for my next block to see if there is a difference.
Our family spent a day at a corn maze/family farm last Saturday – it was gorgeous and hot. We had to soak the dirt off the kids that night, but it was definitely worth it – they loved every sweaty, dusty, laughing moment.
There was a porch with a row of rainbow painted rocking chairs. It was so beautiful.
And it was the perfect spot for a little person to sit and breathe…
… before getting up to run again.