My collection of black and white fabrics has been growing, and I have been looking for projects. One for sure is going to be a log cabin, using 2" logs and creating 14" blocks. I've also been eyeing a quilt of half-square triangles. Here's that inspiration picture.
So, I began making half-square triangles using a separator strip between the two triangles, like in the inspiration picture. And here's what I wound up with:
These blocks are in a symmetrical barn-raising design. And - I don't love it. What about adding a bit of color?
I instagrammed this picture and asked "Color - or no." The overwhelming majority said to for sure add color. One friend suggested maybe just adding one color. But the comment that hit home with me asked why add color to a quilt of black and white? Let the black and white speak.
So I tried putting the blocks on point, around a center rectangle of smaller half-square triangles. And adding strips of a greyish-white fabrics. This quilt is going to be for our bedroom. Using a center rectangle means this design will be bed-shape. I'm happy with how this is going!
While dithering about the above issue, I did some simple sewing. John asked for one of his t-shirts to be turned into a Mors bag and used it for a door prize at the Brookfield Jazz Society.
And look! I made bowl cozies. I did roll my eyes when I first heard of them, but then I saw one and how useful it is. These have been around for a while, but they are new to me. Here's the pattern I used.