Its good to “Roll the Dice” this week, after it not happening the previous week at all. The dice rolled to number three, a new UFO recently added to my list. It is blocks to make a baby quilt of Summer Kite blocks which I won way back in 1995 - I’ve always admitted to having some rather old UFOs!
I had entered a “Block of the Month” competition at quilt shop “Stitches Plus” in Wellington, sadly no longer trading. For a small fee we were provided with the pattern and sky blue background fabric. The requirements were to make a colourful kite or two, using stripes, checks or dots in one of the fabrics. Once we had returned our blocks there were two draws and I was one of the lucky winners.
These ten blocks were rediscovered recently, my goodness, they had been hidden away in a plastic crate for such a long time. Luckily I had some extra background fabric tucked away too, and today I stitched up two more blocks. 12 blocks are so much more useful than 10, after all.
Two more kites
I’m hoping to get all the blocks stitched together this week, and maybe even layered and pinned ready for quilting. That’s the aim, anyway, I’ll just have to see how I go.