I don’t normally have more than one piece I am working on but now I have two.
One was started to make a quilt with reds and I had a very vague idea of what I wanted.
Well actually, what I had in my mind wasn’t quite like those but similar but not close enough. A few people commented them to be roses which kind of caught me by surprise but understand that especially it’s February. But no, I won’t make them to be roses, sorry!
I had to set them aside and needed to think deeper or differently. So I decided to make something else.
I made this Celtic Cross block by Janet which came with one of email quilt magazine subscription. Isn’t it pretty and interesting, is it? I made it for no particular reason.
I brought this back to my design board and started messing.
The first border was this.
I turned it 45 degrees and added Mariner’s compass style blocks on four corners.
The centre block doesn’t look great in this way, dose it? Also I will be fighting with math difficulty if I kept going this way. So I had to turn it again.
This time, I used strip style corners because I didn’t want to have another triangle orientated blocks. Also I needed to move away from that busy background fabric. I like it and it adds fun look to it but I can’t have it all the away to the end because that will be a bit too much.
Now this block is 38″ by 38″ and I want to add another round without turning it. I haven’t got any idea and am putting this aside because I think I know what to with the red one. I think…
I did a bit of gardening today for the first time in a good while. It has been a mild winter here in Ireland. Some plants are early and some are late. I better clean up gardening tools soon!