Monday, August 10, 2009

SBS Block Due 8/16

B-7 Swamp Patch

For this block I used the Companion Angle ruler and 1 1/2" strips instead of cutting squares into triangles. I'm not sure how long I've had this ruler, but I know until I needed it for one of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt I never used it.

Now to file under 'clearing the counter' is this orphan block:

About a year ago a group I quilted with made a quilt to auction off for charity. I think the kits were from a shop hop quilt from a few years earlier. Given that I had a limited amount of fabric - and no way to get more - I started to make a sample block. Once I saw that I wasn't going to have trouble with the block I made the 'real' block and tossed the sample block into the scrap box. Back when I was working on my scraps I found the pieces and pulled it out. It's been sitting on my sewing table for the past 6 - 8 weeks. Last night I decided to finish it. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but for now it's in my orphan block drawer.

Also finished in the last couple of days are a couple of Mini Bow Tie blocks from for the birthday block swap. Sorry no pictures, because the birthday ladies occasionally read my blog.

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