Yesterday I worked on making a Posy Chain quilt block. It is an 8″ square block. And, it is one of the other patterns I am seriously thinking about making. It is a Marcia Hohn original pattern found on her Quilter’s Cache website. This site has more quilt block patterns in one place than I’ve ever seen before. I like how she has it set up so you can look for a pattern by size, name or even by picture. It will take you forever to go through all of the quilt blocks!
For me, the directions for this quilt block were a little sketchy. It took me a while to figure out what I was doing. (Not unusual for me!) Like on the Spring Basket quilt block, I used my easy angle to make my triangles. The easy angle works good when you don’t have a lot of triangles to make or you are using up some of your scraps of material like I am. I had a hard time sewing them all together. I did a lot more ripping than I like. My problem was getting my blocks lined up and my points nice and in the right direction. It is still not perfect, but with practice I will get better. I might make this block into a hot pad for the kitchen. I can always use another hot pad that isn’t filthy or burned!
What I like about this block is that I can make each block different enabling me to use up some of my stash and keep it somewhat uniform, making the completed quilt look planned. What I am thinking about doing is keeping the center of each flower yellow and the corner blocks green, like leaves. I will use white for the background, being I am using so many different colors throughout each block. I can use any color in the rainbow for the flower itself. That is my plan. Now to get the blocks to line up and points perfected! Happy creating!