Kristen emailed me, and a few friends, to ask for Lovey blocks for a mutual friend who needed some quilty hugs. I spent an hour or so yesterday making these 6″ Sawtooth Stars for the quilt. Ever since I saw how many of these little stars TFQ could churn out, they are my go to pattern for donation blocks.
These blocks are small and I know it takes a lot to make even a lap/wrap around quilt, so I may make some more. As I was looking at the blocks on the design wall, I was also looking at my Sampler blocks and wondering how some small Double Four Patches would look in the same fabrics? Stay tuned.
This little project gave me the opportunity to work with orange. Not sure why orange popped into my head when Kristen said ‘bright’, but I think it works. I was really pleased that I stopped being lazy and pulled down my bin of orange. Orange isn’t associated with a gender, necessarily, and this was a good opportunity to get reacquainted with some really nice fabrics. The cool thing is that I also cut some pieces of the fabrics for the FOTY 2011, so I can see them in that piece when these blocks go off to be in the Lovey.
Yes, it was one more thing to do on my long list of things to do, but it was also a good little project to warm me up for some concentrated sewing this weekend.