Linda Brannock's Flowers blocks are high on my list to receive sashing. These are photos of the blocks collaged onto a background similar to what I hope to use. Unfortunately, the photos were not all taken in the same light so their colors are not true to life.
Another quilt awaiting sashing is The Blue and the Gray from the book, The Blue and the Gray: Quilt Patters using Civil War Fabrics by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene. I doubled the sizes of the blocks.
And last for sashing is Cheri Payne's Everyday Patchwork. These 6" blocks (or 8" with the borders) will be sashed with scrappy black fabrics. It will get a wide border with applique.
I find I'm hungry for color after working on Little Rubies with its limited palette of red and brown for 5 weeks. Thinking about working on the quilts above encourages me to continue and, perhaps, work faster to finish Rubies. I tell myself I'm almost there, with only two large 4-patch blocks to cut and sew, 14 more 3½" squares to cut and sew, 5 6½" x 12½" rectangles to cut, about 27 blocks requiring 4 seams, and sewing the rows together. I'm eager to get these pieces into a top so I can layer, baste, and begin quilting it. Soon, soon....
I have to say it's been really hard not to start another quilt, especially for several of the quilt-alongs going on around the internet. Last Thursday evening I went to bed with a great idea and the decision to begin. When I awoke the next morning, the idea was completely gone, with not a shred of a memory of the idea. I took that as a sign I should not start a new quilt now. Haha.
I took this photo the other morning as I travelled a rural road on my way to I can't remember where. It was a quick phone snapshot just so I can remember the beauty of a snowy woodland.
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