Despite the near-constant interference of the universe lately, I finally finally finally got some sewing time in.
I snatched up some purples (purples!) and got right to work. Well, play, actually. Calling this work would be downright silly.
One purple Jacks-in-Sixes/Anvil/Hovering-Hawk/Charlie/Whatever block. I love this purple circley fabric.
And I got another block done for Rags and Tatters (go here for the pattern - scroll down about 3/4 of the way down the page) which I'm calling "Orts" because same thing.
When I made the first block, I approached the center part like this -
Sally T wisely pointed out that what I really had was the unit we'd just learned to make for On Ringo Lake, with the square-2wingtriangles-bigtriangle. (I've seen the unit called Cat's Cradle. Much more succinct.)
Here's the block laid out the easy way.
Two four-patches and two cat's cradles is definitely the way to go.
Then just attach those crazy corner triangles and voila!
That picture is a bit brighter than real life, but purples gotta purp.
So, that's two.
And purple was so happy about finally getting some action that some polka dots turned up in Burgoyne #19 -
and there's even some purple in Burgoyne #20 (last of the Burgoynes, I swear this time) (no, really) which is now in progress.
I'm linking with Linda at kokaquilts for Sew Stitch Snap SHARE. Come see all the gorgeous projects!