Thursday, January 29, 2015
February Is Right Around The Corner
I think January has flown by.....which is kind of good if you don't like the cold. February is our annual Penn Oaks Quilt Guild retreat to Lancaster. This year we are going to a new place and it looks wonderful with lots of room for us to sew.
I need to start thinking about what projects I am going to be taking with me. If the cutting is detailed I will do it before I go. If it is simple I will do it there, especially because we have bigger tables this year. I wanted to make a maple leaf quilt for a long time. It's great for using scraps and scrap quilts are my favorite. I tried out a block (6") and while I like it, I don't want to repeat the main fabrics in the block. You can see I used 2 of the half square triangles twice.
This one is more of what I had in mind, all different fabrics. The low volume fabrics from the swaps I have been in are coming in handy now!
I think this will be a wall hanging with 12 to 16 blocks. I know it will be perfect sewing for the retreat. Not too much thought involved.
Which way would you tilt the leaves? Tilting left as above or right or all mixed up?