Answer: You don't!
I shall not be idle this month, but have decided to remake the two "blue" blocks from earlier in the year and to make the "indigo" blocks in other colours. Which colours I'm not yet sure; I'm going to take a good look at the layout plan, because I absolutely don't want to end up out of balance with a disproportionately large amount of blue.
But most of this week has been red:
and the opportunity to tidy up the really little red scraps from the past month. This is still a work in progress, as I have to figure a way to join this little lot together.
Furthermore I have sewn my first Christmas block for the poinsettia QAL at SpringLeaf Studio
The QAL started in January,I believe, and the aim is to make a block a month for nine months. All the blocks are the same layout and are large - 16" square. Needless to say "Speedy" is not my middle name. It's taken me until now to collect enough greens to make one block! All the other green fabric I have is either too yellow, or too "19th century". Even though I don't intend to make a bed quilt, with nine blocks, I shall need to buy more green fabric to make three more for a table topper. I sewed the (slightly altered) DP blocks by machine, without pins, using this tutorial from Leanne at She Can Quilt . ( I posted about it earlier when I made a practice block.) Now for the QAL participants are asked to post their progress on Instagram, which will be my next challenge!
I wrote this just before leaving to view a floating flower parade in the Westland - the area between The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam on the one side and the North Sea on the other - an area of market gardens separated by canals. Growers in the Westland specialise in cut flowers, potted plants, and some in vegetables. Only one of my 158 photos here, one that fits with last month's RSC theme:
|Christmas in August! On a flat-bottomed boat decorated with roses, lilies, orchids gladioli and more.|
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