Four jewel-toned blocks was the terms of a swap -- four each for two partners. So I turned to my most used paper piecing book Carol Doak's Fifty Fabulous Stars. The ones sent to each person did not have to be the same and, as can be seen, are a bit different. This was an opportunity to use some small pieces of fabric. I very, very much enjoy using these designs. But I really hate removing the paper when I'm finished. However they go into the mail in a couple of hours. And I move on to other quilting projects.
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!