i caught a bad cold and was out of commission yesterday. so today's post will be a big catch-up of semi-incoherent infodump.
Another Summer Sampler block: The Evening Star. more paper piecing. unlike the Minnesota block, i love my fabric choices here.
sad news. i've been wanting to try this block forever. unfortunately i did an entire section and then realized when squaring it up that the paper printing was off and the block was going to be too large. i had already cut the pieces i needed so i went ahead and finished it. but i can't use it in the quilt. if i tried to make it 12.5" as is, i'd slice off some of the points. so i decided to keep it and make an accent pillow.
i got out Modern Blocks. i can't remember the name of this one at the moment but it's a Weeks and Ringle block. i made this while i was tired (always a mistake) so the points don't match up perfectly. it bugs me but not enough to do it over again. for this one i used only 3 fabrics. kona bone, a blue shot cotton, and yellow DS quilts picnic (or fairgrounds, one of the two)
this one is Megan's Star. it didn't photograph well for some reason. it's a lot prettier in person than it is here. i think the solid brown is camera-shy. at any rate, i liked this block a lot, maybe even enough to do a whole quilt someday. i finally cut into some of my precious Echo fabric.
so that's what i have for the Sampler Quilt so far. i'm trying to do an even number of blocks with dark and light backgrounds and i'm planning to alternate them in the quilt. i can't remember right now how many i have but i know i need 56. so that means i still have a long ways to go.