March came in like a wet lion today. No ferocious cold, just damp, grey skies and rain. Plenty of rain. Last week when we had temperatures in the 70s I was sure the groundhog was wrong and that March would arrive like a lamb.
I've been working on two dark quilts, the rubies/strawberries/cherries on brown and the blue and tan/grey utility stars. With so much grey and darkness surrounding me both outside and in, I felt the need for color. Bright, happy colors. So I pulled out these little spool blocks.
And played just a little.
Six more are in progress and then I'll have 36 little spools. They finish at 3" and they're really cute but they haven't been much fun to make. This is my least favorite block pattern ever. They are a bear to sew! The diagonals are the problem and every block is at least a little cattywumpus, even when I draw or press the diagonals and pin before sewing. Despite the difficulty in making them, they were a sweet, colorful diversion during today's grey rain. I'll make enough more to make a small quilt, but that's it.
Here's the wet March lion I saw outside today. I really do love rainy days, but I would have been happier had this been snow. (Grumble, grumble, grumble.) Sun is predicted for the next several days but I see a chance of snow, too. I will welcome either one.
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