I have been very busy trying to clean out my sewing room so that my sister and her small brood can have a place to sleep. I got almost everything done and was finally at a point that I could unfold the bed when I realized I had a little over two weeks before she got her. Surely there would be enough time to squeeze in one more project? Regardless, I started a new quilt using Farmer John’s Market Place (Paintbrush Studios) fat quarters. I really get an incredible sense of calm when I begin pressing and cutting fabric for a new project. It must be my favorite part of quilting.
The apricots were not in my original bundle. A friend of mine who is another guild member, Dan Rouse, gave them to me after seeing me blog about my purchase. This was a wonderful thing since I was having trouble deciding how to arrange the blocks. The extra fruit gave me a few more options. It helps to know friendly people! I am going with a snowball block using a lovely green fabric I procured at an estate sale in southern California.
Here is my step by step in creating a snowball block.
Step 1: Main Fabric 6.5 inch square and Corner Fabric 2.5 inch square.