Of course I had to play with the octagon and kite shapes from the new Periwinkle Octagon collection. This block finishes at 8.25″ from point to point. It was quick to stitch. Once the four 4-kite units were together, there was lots of continuous stitching to be done.
Pressed and the seams graded.
These octagons are absolutely enormous to me in comparison to the ones I’m using to make the Octagon Stars doll bed quilt. I can’t get over the difference in size between a .75″ and 1.32″ octagon.
Why did I make this periwinkle flower block? Because there’s a new reverse mystery – the Inklingo Periwinkle. I love the design. And I love the fact that we know what the quilt will look like at the end because it is a reverse mystery. Makes it much easier to pick out fabrics for it. The first lesson for the Inklingo Periwinkle was posted on Monday on the All About Inklingo blog. I’m still playing with colour ideas and, while I like the first flower I made, I have an idea that may involve a range of different colours. I only printed enough of the octagons on this pink fabric to make one block and get an idea of shortcuts when stitching.
I think I spoke way too soon when I said yesterday that spring was finally here. Now we’ve got a winter storm warning for today/tomorrow. They’re saying we’ll get freezing rain and ice pellets. A winter storm warning on April 10? I’m starting to think the groundhog was on some strange drugs when predicting an early spring.
Baxter and one of his pals were in the garden wearing their periwinkle hats.
Later on he was showing us his grown-up pose again. I can’t believe he’s almost two already.