Years ago I had cut 3 x 5 inch rectangles of all sorts of Asian prints. Looking at them now I have no idea what I had in mind when I cut them and, up until a few days ago, really didn’t know quite what to do with them. Over the past few days an idea kept coming to mind and I finally gave in Tuesday night. The rectangles were large enough to get 3 Dresden Plate blades printed on each. Once that was done, it was no contest — I had to make a couple of test blocks.
I used one of the many blades in the Inklingo Dresden Plate Fancy Pieced collection, the same collection I used to make the Ferris Wheel top. The blocks went together in next to no time, pressed like a dream and were fun to make. They finish at 4.5″. I have no idea how many of these I’ll make but I do know that it will be at least enough for a large wall hanging.
I might change out the quarter circle as I’m thinking that it may need to be a darker fabric, perhaps a black, rather than the brown I’ve used. I’ll decide that today when I can see the blocks in natural light.
The back of a block:
We’ve known for a while that Hugo was on his way here. Tuesday afternoon Harry, our house hippo, was looking out the window wondering, “Where, oh where is Hugo? Will he ever get here?”
And finally, after a long trek from Florida and crossing the border, Hugo arrived late Tuesday afternoon. Harry was thrilled to see another hippo!
We have some fun plans for Hugo’s stay with us and are hoping the rain will stop so that he can have an adventure out on the roof garden.
Hugo was last at Life at LeeHaven, where he was seen in the scrap bin and wearing a fabric hat and had fun. You can read more about Hugo at House of Cats as well.
Smudge was very, very interested in Hugo. We were trying hard not to laugh out loud at him sniffing and sniffing Hugo. Then they settled and Smudge looked like he was ready to have a nap with our little visitor.