Monday, February 21, 2011

12 Blocks Finished.

Yesterday I completed the 12 Blocks for the 2nd Bandanna quilt. My 12.5 inch square ruler is useful for squaring and trimming blocks. Here with the 2 short sides attached it get it's first trim up.

Then with the 2 longer sides added it gets trimmed and finally squared. By rotating and trimming it gets all 4 sides right and finishes up 11 inches square.
Once again I have to decide which layout I am going to go with.

This first one is in rainbow order.

This second one is random and is only one of many random placements I could make.
 What do you prefer?
I think I will then add a very narrow white border and a wider plain black border and binding.
I also got another large patch of garden weeded, mainly in the shade below the big oak tree.
Sadly the elderly neighbour ( 88 ) who we helped on the 3rd of February after she fell, died in hospital last night. She got pneumonia and finally went into a comma. She was a sweet kindly old English lady and we will miss her cheerful voice on the phone.


molly said...

Sorry to hear about your elderly neighbour. Those blocks look so dimensional! I feel like I could put my hand down into the middle of each block and it would disappear!

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Meggie said...

Sorry to read of the loss of your elderly neighbour. My Aunt always referred to pneumonia as Old Folks friend. After seeing some old folks recently, I am inclined to agree.
I love those blocks, and do prefer the second layout.

Kat said...

Sorry about your elderly neighbour.

I prefer the rainbow order.
That makes the black/white stripes soft..

Kat :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor Ali.

Your blocks are so pretty -- I've always loved a punch of color with black and white. I had a hard time deciding, but I think I like the rainbow order.

Joyce said...

Sorry to hear about your neighbour.
I prefer the rainbow arrangement. Black and white with multicolours is one of my favorite combinations. Love this one.

YankeeQuilter said...

The rainbow looks block.

We've started weeding and prepping the veg beds for planting. Nice to be outside in the sun again....