Interesting in that block 55 was pieced they day before we left Florida, and then the next two were here. What is the little chevron strip? Well, I could not toss the trimmed triangles from the corner-square method to make the flying geese in block 56, so I just cut off the dog ears, and then sewed them back together as leader/enders and will use them perhaps on the back of the quilt.
Leanne at Devoted Quilter put out a call for 10.5" blocks to help her make 21 quilts for seniors whose residence was entirely destroyed during a fire a week ago. They all got out safely, but lost everything. Partly to fulfill the RSC colour of the month which is multi-coloured, as well, I dug through my scraps, which took longer, seeing as I had to find some, then find the bins they belong in, since they got compressed for the move. Story of my life these days. Something simple and quick takes hours.
I made her 10, 6 feminine ones and 4 masculine. I was tickled to find the taxi cabs, leftovers from a hobo bag I made after a trip to NYC in 2007 for an English Teachers' Conference. Glad to have had enough of that Kaffe one, and the Union Jacks too! Fun! Leanne needs over 800 blocks, so be sure to head over and check out her post, and how you can help. I see now that she doesn't need any more new donations of blocks, but still could use batting and backing donations.
Spring continues to bust out all over around here:
We've been watching this beauty unfurl her blossoms as we walk the Greenway over the past couple of weeks. AMulberry is my guess.
We set out three various bird feeders, this one of niger seed. Although they don't eat it, the cardinals found it before the goldfinches. Gosh, the males are so brilliant!
Happily, I can still walk to my lake at the end of our street, gaze at, and listen to the water should I feel the need, within less than a minute,
and wave at Julie on the other side, and beyond her, Tish!
Be sure to check out the Freefall QAL Step 3 instructions where we piece the 6 leaves that float on background fabric, as well as make the blocks for the large shadow leaf point. A link up for this step will be on Monday, April 24.
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