I posted a picture of this quilt many blocks ago. This is just to say I'm working steadily, if kind of slowly, and it's growing. I have three more rows to make -- 18 blocks. They take about 45 minutes each. These are not ironed and of course not sewn together, just pinned up. The browns along the edges are ridding me of a lot of small scraps that had accumulated in that color family. A small exercise in stash busting.
Below is a close up. The meeting of the angled pieces is difficult and I am so un-profestionist that I try but when I don't succeed, I don't sweat it. This will eventually be a charity quilt. I don't believe we should necessarily give away our mistakes -- well, maybe I do believe that. Maybe we get a bit embarrassed showing friends the quilts where hte points aren't pointy or the joints don't meet right, but a quilt is a warm bed cover and there are far too many people in need of any warm bed cover. They deserve something nice, I'm sure, but need trumps nice any day.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!