Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Flying diamonds

Monday, as a reward for making a number of gifts using orphan blocks, I started a new quilt.  Lisa had given me a pattern that she used a few years ago during a retreat.  It's called "Aerial Spelunker" and is based on a pattern in Two for Your Money by Jo Parrot.  I decided to use a Moda Marbles black fabric for the background and bright batiks.  Here's the first block:

My photo is a little crooked, but it shows how the bright colors float on the black, hence the name.  I have a lot of cutting left to do, but the bright pieces and the large center blocks are all ready.  There are a lot of black 2.5" squares and 2.5" x 6.5" rectangles left to cut.   I'll do them a little at a time.  It is such fun to work on something new!

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