After making the large periwinkle block for the Inklingo Periwinkle reverse mystery quilt, I was determined to make a smaller one using the .75″ octagons. Although doing so involves using freezer paper templates and tracing around them rather than being able to print the template directly on to fabric, I can’t resist the little blocks. The finished size of the little periwinkle block is 4.25″. It takes a bit of time to iron the templates on to fabric, cut around them and then trace the stitching lines on, but I plan to make one a week for a while to make a tiny periwinkle quilt.
I’m so used to how fast it is to print the templates directly on to fabric using Inklingo that it was a real eye-opener when I realized just how long the whole process takes when using freezer paper templates. I can’t believe I did that for every single piece of my various Quilted Diamonds diamonds.
These are the little freezer paper templates I used to make the kites for the tiny periwinkle block. As they are so small, I’m going to be able to use even the smallest of scraps. I’m grateful that I can print the .75″ octagon templates directly on to fabrics as I somehow doubt I’d be as inclined to make the little blocks if I had to trace every single shape.
I think spring may finally be getting close. On the weekend we saw the woodpecker out on the roof garden as well as an absolutely stunning cardinal. The cardinal was a nice touch of colour on what was a mostly grey and overcast weekend.
Looks like Baxter and his pals are finding some birds to watch in today’s ‘toon.
Mr. Q.O. put the mouse on Baxter. He didn’t move – just sat there for the longest time, totally ignoring the toy.