Monday, December 29, 2014

Sixteen Patches with Blue

What can I say? I started another one. You know I am always making 4-patches with scraps. I often cut 2 1/2 inch squares from leftover bits of fabric and have them handy for leaders and enders by my sewing machine. You can accumulate quite a few 4-patches in the course of making other things.

Anyway, I decided to make a blue quilt like the red one I made here

But then I had an idea to change it up a little.

I like it. We'll see where it goes from here. 

And I actually have a Christmas cactus blooming!  It didn't make its appearance quite on time, but it was close. I've had it out on the patio, but I brought it in so I can enjoy it here in the window looking out on the chicken yard.

The weather outside is hot that great right now, gloomy and rainy and cold with more in the forecast.  Good weather for sewing, huh?!! I am thankful to have plenty to keep me from ever being bored! i hope you do, too.

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

I loved your red quilt. Going to love this new blue one, too.
I have a 2.5" square collection, too.

Thimbleanna said...

You are a machine Elaine! The new quilt is beautiful -- and of course, I love the blue! Happy Happy New Year to you and your family!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful quilt! Are you getting any of this Arctic Blast that we are getting? Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Karen S said...

I always like the idea of leaders and enders. You feel like you are getting a quilt for free.
This blue one is looking good.
Lovely to see the cactus flowering.