stash fabric-a simple selection of light,medium, and dark...this is a first step variation of the rail fence from Billie Lauder's book Beyond the Rail Fence. Of course, this is hardly anything new-however-like any basic block-playing with a new setting creates a different look/pattern. So some straight forward fun to be had. These blocks will finish at 9 inches. Of course, you will note I managed to come up with a maverick block. Note, I said simple, but certainly not free from human error *vbs*
The fun of getting together with quilt friends is sharing these jokes and teaching a technique that is new to someone else. I did a one on one string block lesson with one of the newest gals to join us. She was the only one that remembered my offer from the previous month! So, we cut a few phone pages into six and a half inches and I showed her a basic method of putting a strip on the diagonal and adding from the middle out, and the same thing to the other side...trim and we had one cute square. I gave my sample to another gal to take home as her visual lesson to copy.
I always think I have so much more I want to learn as a quilter- and then I meet a new quilter-and realize how far I have come in just seven years...I still think I have lots to learn-but then, what would be the fun in life if we stopped learning?
I promised myself I would not stay up all hours-tomorrow I have non quilty stuff that needs my clear head and focused energy. Seems like many of you had a good day-some quilty, some not.
Life is Good:
Zoe (the boxer dog) sleeping in
fresh baked oatmeal raisin cookies
more daffodils blooming each morning