I've been slowly making Burgoyne Surrounded blocks. Gosh, they take a while. There are a total of eight now, with four more to make.
And then I tried a few that were more color-coordinated and less scrappy. Scrappy or not, I think the blocks work because of the pattern.
I always envisioned these blocks in autumn colors--naturals with reds, rusts, browns, greens, oranges, golds, etc. Some of the lighter colors don't work as well as the darker or brighter ones.
I love making scrappy--a bunch of different fabrics and colors--but it sometimes takes longer and I'm not always satisfied with the outcome. Sometimes I think I'm missing something. Maybe scrappy requires some constant other than just the pattern. What are your thoughts on scrappy quilts, if you make them or if you love looking at them?
Cheddarback is now layered and basted, with one block quilted. I forgot to brush my fingers with liquid bandage before I began. I'll change that before I put needle to quilt again.
When you baste a quilt and have extra backing fabric, what do you do? Cut it off? Fold it over and secure it with pins? I folded that long piece at the bottom and pinned it. I knew if I didn't cut it before quilting, I would have slightly larger piece when I cut it after quilting. But I'm just wondering what you do and your reason for doing it.
I found a sweet surprise in the closet this afternoon when I was looking through some boxes I thought were empty.
And any of you who enjoy jigsaw puzzles will appreciate this article telling their benefits and how they can improve your quality of life. And then head over to this link, scroll to the bottom, and put together a quilt puzzle. I don't seek out puzzles but when they come my way I can hardly resist doing them.
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