I decided to participate in Lori's quilt-along, Quilters Madder. These are the blocks for week two, which ended yesterday. They are sweet little 2" half-triangle squares. There are six sets of six and four sets of three for a total of 48 little blocks. Cute, aren't they? But they didn't look like this earlier today.
No, they looked like the block on the left. I thought I was making -- I made -- 2 1/2" squares. When I reread the directions I realized my mistake. I don't know if I was unhappier about the waste of time or the waste of fabric.
For the first week we made 3 1/2" squares. It's hard to mess up simple squares like that.
Now I'm ready to begin week three's cutting and sewing, which looks several times more complicated than week two. I hope I can do better than this past week. (Chuckle, sigh.) You can be sure I will read the directions at least thrice.
When Lori showed the photos of madder fabric in her first post I was a little uncertain about the colors. My memories of dying with madder root many years ago was of a color was in the coral to red range but never as dark as the rusty browns we're using these days. But for this quilt-along we're choosing 1800s colors and we know color preferences change over time, as does the ability to create some colors.
|Madder-dyed wool at Colonial Williamsburg|
I'm linking this post to
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and
Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She
Thanks for hosting, ladies.
I hope you have a great weekend.
P.S. The photo of wool skeins is shared through a Creative Commons Attribution, courtesy of Madison60, available at Wikipedia: https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Naturally_dyed_skeins.jpg.