4Patch

Why? Well a four patch quilt is made from multiple squares each comprised of four fabrics. It can be an extremely complex pattern built from a simple block. I love that. I’m amazed by the multitude of designs that can be achieved by rearranging the most simple shapes of fabric (or anything else for that matter). Like this one:

I made this for my neighbor’s three-year-old daughter. The pattern is as simple as they come: the half-square triangle. I paired a ‘solid’ with a print and sewed two seams, each one quarter of an inch from the center line, and cut. Presto. Two squares. It was fun to lay (lie?) them all out on the floor and come up with the final pattern. I settled on this one partially because it made me less dizzy than most of the others. Simple is good.

First Warm Day

We had class outside today. What feels better than taking off one’s shoes and walking in the grass for the first time since the frost set in?

I have a sixty degree rule. It’s not complicated. If it’s warmer than sixty degrees, no socks are required. If it’s cooler, well, you get it. Big has pointed out that the rule makes no allowances for a day that is exactly sixty degrees. Recent discussions have determined the answer to be that socks should used at the discretion of the foot-owner on exactly-sixty-degree-days. I’m currently considering an amendment that has been brought before me to change the requirement to fifty-five. Stay tuned.

Craft content note: The poorly constructed one-patch quilt in the photo is the first thing I ever sewed. It’s flannel backed and transportation-themed (Big was about four when I made it and very interested in things with wheels). Big has officially gifted it to Little and we use it almost every day. I love it’s sad crooked seams.