These sweet little blocks came alive in my sewing room. I had spent a very long day making apricot jam, my first ever solo effort! As a reward I needed to stitch something "easy". With all the lovely books I have received lately these ones spoke to me the most....after turning my bookshelf inside out and failing to find a pattern for a basket block I loved.
What intrigues me about this block is how different it looks depending on which way you set it. The pattern I found (by Carol Hopkins in Civil War Legacies - quilt pattern is called Hookers Hat Patch!) is what I would call a anvil block and it sets them in a vertical zig zag - which I love, but don't think I have ever done before.
Working from my reproduction stash I am using red, brown and gold fabrics as suggested by the author. It is not a combination I have used before and suddenly I feel that my past use of colour has been very repetitive and safe. So here's to interesting and new colour combinations in 2016 using new to me layouts.
Is that a sufficient excuse to be working on a quilt that is not on my wish list...when its only January?! Some people wait til February to break their NYE resolutions!
A dive through my sewing bin uncovered enough selvedge to make a jigsaw. I think there are enough clues here to track down some more of the lovely shirting I have been using. The pattern calls for 28 x 3" blocks. so I am nearly there. Not sure I want to stop really, even though this size will make a stunning miniature.
Madness really. Perhaps the heat has got to me?
Happy quilting Sue.