Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Simply Red February Update

Last week was our February Stitch Therapy meeting. 
Bad weather seems to be the theme on the third Monday of each month, so attendance wasn't great, but we did have some nice show and tell!
We have Simply Red in Orange!

The gray scribble will be used for the piecing.

Simply Red in Black

Close up of the Black
Simply Red in Blue
Multi-color Simply Red--there will be greens and mustard's too!
Brenda brought a baby quilt she made from last years buck blocks--sweet!
These are the next two blocks you should be working on to stay on schedule:
Block from page 4

Block from page 5
It's also time to get started on the 388 half square triangles!
I suggest using the Magic 8 method (tutorial HERE) or triangle paper to make quick work of them. The triangles finish at 1.5", so square them to 2" if needed.
 Also, make yourself some block design boards (great tutorial HERE) and set up your blocks. The blocks can be a bit confusing, so setting them up on a design board will save you some headaches! I made my boards when Lori first posted her tutorial, and they are one of "tools" I now can't do without! They only cost pennies to make--pick up foam core at the dollar store and use leftover batting scraps. You don't have to put the "binding" on them, but it's so cute, why wouldn't you??
As you piece your blocks, I suggest you press your seams open.
Have fun! Hopefully we will have some nice weather by the time we meet in March!


  1. Love these blocks... Tell me where the book or pattern is? Just lovely... Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Beautiful blocks! Always lots of inspiring work going on here. Am looking forward to seeing what you make with the HSTs - and thanks for the useful links to tutorials!

  3. The Simply Red blocks in the different colours are gorgeous. The orange on the grey is such an inspired choice - love it!

  4. Nice getting to see the fabric choices of those participating in the Simply project.