do.Good.Stitches blocks for the Love circle
I filled in for Kate of Needle & Spatula this month, who's in the midst of a big move, and Ara Jane asked for some improv blocks using yellow, brown, pink and khaki. I was surprised to find a serious lack of browns in my stash, but I found a few and made it work. I didn't expect to really dig this color palette, since I'm not much of a brown person, but I really like these blocks, and moreover, I like these colors together now that I see them in a block.
do.Good.Stitches blocks for the Bliss circle
Would you believe I've never done a Dutchman's Puzzle block before? These were my first two. Michelle is our quilter this month and asked for two red, white, and blue Dutchman's Puzzle blocks. The tutorial she linked was a breeze to follow, I highly recommend it!
For the Love of Solids swap
So, I spent some time with my sketchbook and then later with my computer, trying to put a few ideas together. I then realized that I was kind of designing to my own tastes, and while I think my partner and I have a few things in common, I figured that I ought to see if I could get her opinion in the Flickr group. I'm really happy with a lot of these, and I suspect I might wind up making some kind of variation of all of them at some point, I like them so much. Do you have a favorite?
I have a question for you, blog followers...do you buy quilt patterns? I ask because I might (or might not) be working on a pattern at the moment, but it's a bit more involved than my free tutorials, so I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I'd love to hear from you guys on this!
Did you do any stitching this weekend? Or were you busy outside in the blistering heat? Either way, I hope you had a great weekend!