Finally, yesterday I was able to work on my March Color Palette quilt. The design I came up with uses one block that’s on a “3 grid” so it works well for a 9″ block or a 12″ block. The alternating block is on a “5 grid” so it works best on a 10″ block. I went with the 9″ block but had to do some tweaking to get the alternating block to work.
Last night I made all the half square triangles, 170 of them, and got all the pieces cut for the 17 basket blocks.
If I stay on track and don’t spend too much time gawking at the baby chicks, I could get quite a few of these blocks done today. Speaking of the baby chicks, I had forgotten how funny they are. Yesterday they learned to “scratch”. They’ll scratch in the shavings and back up to see if there’s anything there worth eating. There’s nothing but it keeps them busy. By the end of the day yesterday, they were running full speed from one end of the box to the other. They’re so funny to watch. Oh . . right . . I can’t watch baby chicks all day . . I have basket blocks to make!