01 April 2015

easter treats



































Simple blocks, simple playing with colors, .... and some slow hand quilting.
The colors are inspired by the tempting pastels of a favorite easter candy.

The blocks are partly a result of cleaning out the scrap boxes of saved selvedges. And then stripping them of the selvedge. Ending up with a good variety of skinny strips. Adding wider strips out of the bin holding scrappy strips. Then cutting a lot of 2.5" strips of the main color. Here it is yellow for easter. Making sure there's plenty of variety. And sub cutting them into a suitable length for their final measure of 6"squares.

Sewing the blocks was bliss. Easy, just pairing two and two strips. Then connecting them with a middle one. Ironing all the seams to one side. Squaring them up, they look surprisingly pretty. All 50 of them. Finding their place in a few tabletops. Getting in line to be quilted. First and smallest quilt will be done soon. The rest of them will hopefully be part of decorating the table for easter. If not this year then maybe next?

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9 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That looks so pretty! The hand quilting is really gorgeous. How did you get that quilting pattern, did you use a stencil?

audrey said...

Love that hand stitching! The bigger thread makes for such gorgeous texture.:)

Quiltefia said...

Hei!!😃fantastisk quilting!! God påske!! Anne Kari 🐥🐣🐥o

Maryse said...

Beautiful hand quilting! I love that you chose green, it looks fantastic!

Pam said...

Thanks for something so pretty! I was thinking about quilting my next project with Baptist fan, so I'm looking forward to see how yours goes!

Christine S said...

Very pretty!!

Ann Marie said...

Great hand quilting. Love those colors.

Margaret said...

Beautiful! Perfect colors for the season, too.

Nifty Quilts said...

Fresh and inspired for spring! The palate reminds me of the scent of daffodils. Your Baptist fan stitching melds everything together and provides a wonderful texture. I love everything about this quilt, including your joy and ease in making it. Happy Easter!