It seems each day brings something new. My dear hubby has learned this afternoon that he will be teaching his courses from home until June 12th now. That means no contact with his new students for the spring quarter which I know he is really going to miss. It also means we will be seeing a lot of each other in the coming days. Of course I imagine all of this could change drastically once again and we hope and pray it comes sooner than later for the good of all-meaning the threat is past and we can resume our daily activities. I was reminded this morning by a very sweet friend that for some, this is their normal. Quarantine is their way of life and when we all go back to the regular stuff life will continue for them in a very small world. Just makes you stop and think.
Today I am making a block called Calico Puzzle. It is amazing how many different blocks we can get by just rearranging a combination of squares and Half-square Triangles (HST's). I will be playing more with that in the coming days I am sure.
My instructions are for making a 6" finished size of this block.
I am working my way around the color wheel with these blocks so today my starting point is Chartreuse.
I could go straight across the color wheel like I did yesterday using the Complimentary color. That always results in very dramatic combinations. In this case it would mean using a Red-Violet. I think I will go a different direction however.
Today I want to play with the Analogous colors. Those are the colors that appear next to Chartreuse on the color wheel. I have a yellow and a Yellow-Green here. Since yellow will almost always steel the show, I can use it for my dark fabric. For this block I really don't want more than two colors so the yellow-green is going back on the shelf. I also like that the yellow reminds me of an old calico print so I think it will be a nice one for this block. These colors are really putting me in the Spring mood, and that seems fitting as it is the first day of Spring after all. The daffodils are still the star of the show in our neighborhood. So, all I need to add is a light background fabric.
With my fabrics chosen I am ready to start cutting everything out.
(cut 1) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
(cut 2) 3" x 3"
(cut 4) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
(cut 2) 3" x 3"
Once again I start by drawing a diagonal line on the back of the light 3" squares.
Place these right sides together on top of the dark 3" squares and
sew 1/4" from each side of the drawn line.
Cut apart on the drawn line and press towards the dark fabric.
Trim the HST's to 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Lay out the HST's with the remaining squares to make the Calico Puzzle as shown.
Join together into rows. I press everything towards the medium fabric
Join these rows together, matching seams and press to complete the block.
You can find the previous day's block under the Passing the Day tab at the top or by clicking on this link: Passing the Days-A journey through time
If you are making the blocks along with me I would like to invite you to post your photos at my Facebook Sew Along private group page or my business page
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No matter where you are or what is going on in your life today I hope you are able to find some joy. Happy Quilting!
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